8 1/2
22 November 2014

Antonioni su Antonioni

original title:

ANTONIONI SU ANTONIONI

directed by:

production:

supported by MiBACT, Cineteca di Bologna, RAI TECHE, RTI

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

55'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (29/05/2008)

festival & awards:

The story of an Antonioni who reflects on life and work, constantly putting his life on the line, ready to defend his choices with persistence and courage, and always with one eye anticipating transformation and the future. A portrait of an “intimate” Antonioni, at times timid and embarrassed behind the microphone, at others severe but always immediately helpful, warm-hearted, polite, ironic and witty. Antonioni su Antonioni wants to discover and/or re-discover his words, thoughts, his arguments, using his contributions on various television programs. One year after his death, listening to his voice with an unaffected Emilian accent is an emotion that is both strong and intense. The rare testimony of an author who shows that although he rarely agreed to talk about himself, he was never reticent, not even towards himself.