Good bye Dolce Vita. Is Italy no longer sweet?

Bella e Perduta by Pietro Marcello
Bella e Perduta by Pietro Marcello

Cinema, art and literature will conjure together from 19 to 23 April to depict the new Italy, both at the Italian Cultural Institute and at ICA Cinema, where the festival Frames of Representation will take place.
Far from being the one of La Dolce Vita is today a much more complex country, and artists like Manuele Cerutti and Emiliano Ponzi, film directors such as Pietro Marcello and Roberto Minervini, writers such as Giorgio Falco and Claudia Durastanti will explain how they depict their country in their work.

Pietro Marcello will present his movie Bella e perduta (Lost and beautiful), the real story of a servant who wants to honour the last wishes of the shepherd Tommaso, who used to look after a buffalo called Sarchiapone. The servant brings the buffalo off to the north, crossing a beautiful and lost countryside.

‘My movie, like the previous one Bocca di Lupo (Wolf’s mouth) is about the lost Italian landscape’, says Pietro Marcello. ‘A country that changed a lot and not always for the best. I keep hoping in the future, but the whole Europe, at the moment, is too weak’.

Frames of Representation will showcase a new form of documentary cinema. Director Q&As and workshops will provide additional engaging context for the screenings.


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