There are 5 Italian movies competing for the Golden Lion on the 79th Venice Movie Pageant (August 31 – September 10)whose choice was introduced by Creative Director Alberto Barbera with the President of the Biennale Roberto Cicutto.
It’s about THE LORD OF THE ANTS by Gianni AMELIO with Luigi Lo Cascio, Elio Germano, Sara Serraiocco, BONES AND EVERYTHING by Luca GUADAGNINO with Timothée Chalamet, TRANSPARENT by Susanna Nicchiarelli with Margherita Mazzucco MONIC by Andrea PALLAORO, THE IMMENSITY by Emanuele CRIALESE with Penelope Cruz.
The Lord of the Ants by Gianni Amelio
The Lord of the Ants – Within the late Sixties, a trial occurred in Rome that brought about a stir. The playwright and poet Aldo Braibanti was sentenced to 9 years in jail on costs of plagiarism, that’s, having subjected himself, in a bodily and psychological sense, to a pupil and buddy of his who had not too long ago come of age. On the behest of the household, the boy was imprisoned in a psychological hospital and subjected to a sequence of devastating electrical shocks in an effort to “treatment” that “devilish” affect. Just a few years later, the crime of plagiarism was faraway from the penal code. However in actuality it had served to accuse the “others” of all types, the bandits of the norm. Based mostly on actual occasions, the movie tells a polyphonic story, through which household and buddies, accusers and supporters, and a principally absent-minded or detached public opinion take form alongside the accused. Solely a journalist is dedicated to reconstructing the reality, dealing with suspicion and censorship.
Chiara by Susanna Nicchiarelli
Clear– Chiara is eighteen and runs away from residence one night time to hitch her boyfriend Francesco: from that second on, her life adjustments ceaselessly: the story of a saint, the story of a lady and her dream of freedom. “The story of Chiara and Francesco is thrilling. – says Susanna Nicchiarelli who illustrates the movie – Rediscovering the political and non secular dimension of the ‘radicality’ of their lives – poverty; the selection to reside an existence that at all times on the facet of not less than, on the sting of an unjust society; the dream of a neighborhood life with out hierarchies and energy mechanisms – means reflecting on the impression Franciscanism has had on secular thought, questioning oneself with respect in regards to the thriller of of Francis, it returns to us the vitality of renewal, the infectious enthusiasm of youth, but additionally the drama that comes with any revolution worthy of this identify.
‘Bones And All’ by Luca Guadagnino
Bones and stuff – It’s the story of the primary love between Maren, a lady who learns to outlive on the fringes of society, and Lee, a loner with a combative soul; it’s the journey of two younger individuals who, in a continuing seek for id and wonder, attempt to discover their place in a world stuffed with risks and who can not bear their nature. For Luca Guadagnino «There’s something about those that reside on the fringes of society that pulls and excites me. I like these characters. The guts of the movie beats tenderly and lovingly in direction of them. I’m taken with their emotional journeys. I need to see the place the probabilities speak in confidence to them, trapped as they’re within the impossibility they face. The movie for me is a mirrored image on who you’re and the right way to overcome what you’re feeling, particularly if it is one thing you’ll be able to’t management in your self.
‘The immensity’ by Emanuele Crialese
the immensity – Rome, Seventies: a world between neighborhoods underneath development and nonetheless black-and-white alternation, social achievements and household fashions that are actually out of date. Clara and Felice have simply moved into a brand new house. Their marriage is over: they do not love one another anymore, however they cannot break up. To maintain them united, solely the kids on whom Clara pours all her want for freedom. Immensity is the film I’ve at all times been chasing: it is at all times been “my subsequent film,” however every time it gave technique to a unique story, like I by no means felt prepared, mature, assured sufficient. “It’s a movie in regards to the reminiscence that wanted a higher distance, a unique consciousness – ice Emanuele Crialese -. In any case, like all my works, it’s before everything a movie in regards to the household: in regards to the innocence of youngsters, and about their relationship with a mom who might solely come alive within the inventive and human encounter with Penélope Cruz, along with her sensitivity and her extraordinary capability to speak with three very younger non-actors who had by no means acted earlier than: Luana, Patrizio and Maria Chiara they’ve at all times remained youngsters and as such have at all times been intense and immensely true”.
Monica – by Andrea Pallaoro
Monica – Monica returns residence for the primary time after an extended absence. Discovering her mom and the remainder of her household she separated from as a teen, she embarks on a journey by way of her ache and fears, wants and needs till she discovers inside herself the power to heal the injuries of her personal previous. to heal. . The intimate portrait of a lady who explores the common themes of abandonment and acceptance, redemption and forgiveness. “In recent times, confronting my mom’s sickness has prompted me to mirror on my previous and the psychological results of abandonment – explains Andrea Pallaoro -. From this expertise, I wished to inform a narrative that captures the complexity of explored human dignity, the profound penalties of rejection and the difficulties of therapeutic one’s personal wounds By a cinematographic language formed by a continuing dialogue between the aesthetics of intimacy and alienation, balancing between the protagonist’s interior self and the world surrounding her, my associates and I’ve in Monica’s emotional and psychological world to mirror on the precarious nature of the id of every of us when challenged by the necessity to survive and rework.