Documentary Month 2015

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Once again, more than 150 industry professionals have selected the top five Italian documentaries to be screened in cities across Italy and the rest of Europe during Il Mese del Documentario (Documentary Month).
Five different cinematic styles reaffirm the growing influence of Italian documentaries. Gianfranco Rosi’s Sacro GRA has been a key work for both those who love documentaries and those who make them since it won the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice Film Festival. Roberto Minervini’s Stop the pounding heart, a delicate portrait of a young Texan woman, first screened at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, has been seen at numerous international film festivals, winning several awards including the David di Donatello in 2014. Michele Fornasero’s SmoKings is a gangster-style movie about the Messina brothers, owners of Italy’s only cigarette factory, and their battles with the tobacco lobby. The film was first shown at one of major European documentary film festivals, Visions du Rèel. Giovanni Donfrancesco’s The Stone River, winner of numerous international awards, is a disturbing yet poetic account of a small town in Vermont whose residents recount the lives of the European stonemasons who lived in the town at the beginning of the twentieth century. Valentina Pedicini’s Dal Profondo shifts perspective by shedding light on lives played out hundreds of metres below ground. It tells the story of Patrizia, Italy’s only female miner, and was first screened at the Rome International Film Festival in 2013.

 

The finalists were selected from among the 84 films submitted for the Doc/it Professional Award 2014. The awards to be won include the Doc/it Professional Award for the best Italian documentary of the year (€3,000, sponsored by Doc/it) and the Audience Award (Premio del Pubblico, €1,000, sponsored by 100 autori).

Documentary Month takes place in April/May in Italy and across Europe.

Edition III – 22 April / 27 May 2015

http://ilmese.documentaristi.it/en/ 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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