FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM Una gloriosa delegazione a Pyongyang
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Una gloriosa delegazione a Pyongyang (A glorious delegation to Pyongyang)
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
ISPEC PRIZE 2019
INTERNATIONAL PEACE FESTIVAL OF PYEONGCHANG 2019
SUDESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
ARFF AMSTERDAM OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
CREATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION 2019
VISION DU REEL MEDIA LIBRARY 2019
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF VISIONI DAL MONDO OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018.
April 25, 2018 four friends set off for North Korea with plans to testify, above and beyond ideological conditioning or prejudice, the life of the most enigmatic and denigrated country in the world. A cinema crew follows them, the only one authorized to shoot a film in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which in that particular moment, finds itself living in the excitement of the historical encounter of the two presidents, North and South, to discuss the unification of Korea...
...their journey ends on May 1st in Beijing, where the four friends decide to ask the Chinese what they think about Socialism and Karl Marx.
Four friends set off on a journey to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to accompany one of them, Davide Rossi, essayist, journalist, teacher and member of the Communist Party (Switzerland). Davide who has received an invitation from the Central Committee of the Worker's Party in Pyongyang, will bring as a gift to the Koreans his latest book, entitled: “The Present-day Relevancy of Marx.”
I was keen on verifying all the offensive and grotesque things said, written and filmed regarding the People's Republic of Korea in order to ascertain the truth. This convinced me to make this film, which, beyond political credos and ideological conditioning, proposes to confront and compare the reflections of four friends about a way of life.
The whole story interacts with the backstage of the crew shooting the film, following the typical style of a narration that present the reality of the facts as they happen in the progress of this particular journey, leaving to the viewer the considerations and the choice of deciding what to think about what he's seeing.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PEPI ROMAGNOLI
SUBJECT: PEPI ROMAGNOLI
SCREENPLAY: PEPI ROMAGNOLI
DIRECTOR: PEPI ROMAGNOLI
PHOTOGRAPHY: GIORGIO CARELLA
OPERATORS: GIORGIO CARELLA, FRANCO OBERTO, ALESSANDRO PECCHI
SOUND: PAOLO BENVENUTI
ASSISTENT DIRECTOR: DAVID PUTORTI’
PRODUCED BY: MICHELANGELO PASTORE
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: RICCARDO PINTUS
EDITING AND POSTPRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: MASSIMO GERMOGLIO
VISIONI DAL MONDO 2021 CONCORSO ITALIANO
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION 2021
ARFF International Berlin Montly 2021
A day lived in Milan during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown, as told by a filmmaker who participates in the shooting, aiming the lens at herself.
IMAGE FROM THE MOVIE
A filmmaker crisscrosses Milan during the days of the lockdown in search of hard-to-find face masks, often waiting on queues at supermarkets. Her roaming through the deserted streets is accompanied by the clanking of invariably empty trams: this is the only sound guiding her as her camera frames details that she notices for the first time. The surreal dimension of the city mixed with what she's living through stuck at home, between her computer and video-calls with friends. But it's especially through her conversations with her mother that, while analyzing the handwriting of painters, musicians, writers - as well as of some of the people governing us - that unsuspected identities are revealed.
My journey through the Coronavirus lockdown in Milan began when, brandishing a video camera for the first time as operator, I decided to bear witness to what I was seeing and feeling inside and outside my house. And if, on the one hand I was surprised by an encounter with a homeless couple taking pains to bring food to starving pigeons, it was the relationship with my mother that gave rise to a wealth of discussions, some amusing and some more intimate, about the ultimate questions of life.