EFP Cannes
21 August 2017

Dance Hall Land

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Trailer

original title:

SAGRE BALERE

cast:

Omar Codazzi, Adele Elena Zanchi, Angelo Zibetti Zibetti

cinematography:

music:

Raffaele D'Anello

producer:

Daniele Ietri Pitton

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

74'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (01/09/2016)

festival & awards:

A documentary film that tells the story of the charismatic Omar and his band through their day-by-day life on stage, on the road around several regions in the North of Italy. A road movie recounted by the most famous Italian radio dedicated to ballroom music, with Angelo as its boss and last “king” of this sparkling world.
The movie explores places that seem to be frozen in time: either old-style nostalgic dance halls, or glamorous night clubs, or street parties and festivals. The movie shows its protagonists and the places where they belong, as representatives of moments of genuine tradition, sociality and a deep sense of community. They perfectly correspond to an un-represented part of Italy celebrated during the economic boom, that, just like the rest of the country, is facing the downturn and therefore questions its own identity.