Predappio in Luce

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Predappio in Luce

original title:

PREDAPPIO IN LUCE

directed by:

cast:

Pierre Sorlin, David Forgacs

cinematography:

Marco Bertozzi, Marco Colonna, Enrico Guidi

editing:

Francesco Guerra

producer:

Sara Paci

production:

Istituto Luce, Almafilm

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

60'

format:

Betacam SP - colour & b/w

status:

Ready (09/08/2008)

festivals & awards:

  • Rome Film Fest 2008: L'Altro Cinema: L'immagine, il movimento - Special Program

The Emilia-Romagna town of Predappio is the birthplace of Mussolini, a halfway house between a place of pilgrimage and location for an archaeological transformation that changed its face over the space of twenty years. The documentary by lecturer and filmmaker Bertozzi uses archive footage from the Istituto Luce to reconstruct the phases in the town’s transformation, investigating its current appearance and its inhabitants’ relationship with such a demanding heritage. A work of suggestive audiovisual archaeology that features two communication historians, Pierre Sorlin and David Forgacs, to reconstruct the creation of a regime’s media and architectural image.