Marco Bellocchio, Renato Barilli, Roberto Benigni, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Biagi, Giacomo Gambetti, Tonino Guerra, Damiano Damiani, Citto Maselli, Marina Piperno, Furio Scarpelli, Tullio Kezich, Ugo Gregoretti
Felix Film, Istituto Luce, Cinecittà Holding, L'Immagine, Rai Trade, in collaborazione con Rai Teche, Regione Emilia Romagna
Digi Beta Pal - colour
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A "portrait" of Zavattini that will enable the Italian and international public to travel through the entire history of Italian cinema from the 1930s to the 1970s. It will also reveal the many mysteries of the Neorealist season, the era that ushered our cinema onto world stage, but which had already laid down its foundations in the preceding war years, and which cast its shadow over many works made during the following decades.
Only through an examination of the complex, sometimes contradictory, and even provocative personality of Zavattini, can we come to a better understanding of the coexistence of imagination and reality that was one of the main characteristics of Neorealism, and not purely in the many films that were the fruit of the De Sica – Zavattini partnership.