La Biennale di Venezia: il cinema al tempo del Covid
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La Biennale di Venezia: il cinema al tempo del Covid is a video diary, produced by the Venice Biennale in collaboration with Rai Cinema and the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, of what went on “backstage” at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, held under the restrictions imposed by the safety protocols required by the covid-19 pandemic.
Last year La Biennale asked me to document a unique and perhaps even historic edition (the question remains open) of the Venice Film Festival, the edition organized in the heart of a global pandemic. I was working on another film and had only a few days available, but it was a significant challenge and I accepted. The result is a short diary in film. I can’t really call it a film, these are notes taken live of an unexpected part of the history of the Venice Film Festival and of cinema itself, these are simply men and women whom I met at the heart of the Film Festival, who reflect upon what they and we are experiencing.