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The Show Mas Go On

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The Show Mas Go On

The Show Mas Go On

original title:

THE SHOW MAS GO ON

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

Niccolò Berretta, Filippo Silli

producer:

Rä di Martino, Federica Illuminati, Federica Maria Bianchi, Marcella Libonati, Giovanna Mettifogo

production:

Produzioni Illuminati, Cattleya, Snaporazverein, with the support of Gucci e di Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e PromozioneArtistica, Dipartimento Cultura

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

31'50"

format:

DCP - colour

status:

Ready (18/07/2014)

festival & awards:

MAS (the department stores of Via Statuto ‘Magazzini allo Statuto’) opens in Rome at the beginning of last century as the biggest luxury department store of the city. Of that grandeur perhaps now only remain the chandeliers in mid-air some almost touching the floors now covered with torn carpets.
Mas is now known as the People’s stores. Thousands metres square with unimaginable quantities of dust welcome an amazing varied humanity: drag-queen, young Moldavian brides, sisters looking for bras and undies in big piles. This cult place has become a ‘stage’ on which the usuals of the place are observed with documentary style scenes intertwined to scenes with actors trying to bring out the spirit, atmosphere and energy of the place.