La Scelta di Leone

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La Scelta di Leone

La Scelta di Leone

La Scelta di Leone

original title:

LA SCELTA DI LEONE

directed by:

cast:

Paola Agosti, Roberto Cerati, Giovanni De Luna, Carlo Ginzburg, Martin Rueff, Domenico Scarpa

producer:

Enrica Capra, Céline Nusse, Paul Rozenberg

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

66'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (15/07/2016)

Torino, 1923. At the D'Azeglio Lyceum, a group of seventeen year old students coalesces, inspired by the teachings and examples of anti-Fascist teachers the likes of Augusto Monti and Umberto Cosmo. Their names are Cesare Pavese, Norberto Bobbio, Massimo Mila, Giulio Einaudi, Franco Antonicelli, Vittorio Foa, Giorgio Agosti. Amongst them, a young, Odessa born Russian Jew stands out for maturity and charisma: Leone Ginzburg. Confronted by the triumphant phase of the Fascist era, in the following years each of them struggles against the rhetoric and obscurantism of the regime by means of political activism (in particular the Rosselli brothers' movement, denominated Giustizia e Libertà - Justice and Liberty) as well as by means of cultural dissemination (the publishing house Einaudi, founded in 1933). But among them all, only Leone Ginzburg will follow the most radical course...