Copro Berlin Eng
23 October 2017

Armando e la politica

original title:

ARMANDO E LA POLITICA

directed by:

cast:

Armando Malta

cinematography:

Maurizio Gennaro, Remi Mazet, Pierluigi De Palo, Chiara Malta

producer:

Ron Dyens, Aurélia Prévieu

production:

Vivo film, Sacrebleu Productions

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

73'

format:

Super 8mm/16mm - colour & b/w

status:

Ready (12/06/2008)

festival & awards:

  • Tiburon International Film Festival 2010: Official Selection
  • Annecy Cinema Italien 2009: Documentary Competition
  • Madrid Italian Film Festival 2009: Documentary Competition: Best Documentary Award
  • Rencontres du cinéma italien de Grenoble 2009: In Competition
  • Turin Film Festival 2008: Lo Stato delle Cose
  • Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen 2009: Premio Speciale della Giuria; Premio per la diffusione France 3 Corse 9a Terra di Cinema – Tremblay en France 2009
  • Histoires d’Italie 2009
  • Etats Généraux du Fim Documentaire – Lussas 2009
  • Escales Documentaires, La Rochelle, 2009
  • Rencontres d’Averroès (Marseille) – 2009
  • Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen 2009

For years, Armando incarnated supreme loyalty to the values of social democracy. An orphan, to him the party was like his home. His life revolved around trips to Eastern Europe with union groups, party congresses, late evenings at the party offices, election campaigns, battles for workers’ rights, the newspaper “l’Avanti!” tucked under his arm, his pipe. All this, until he decided to vote for Berlusconi. His daughter Chiara reconstructs that choice, which was repudiated by her father and by many other Italians.