Finalist Italian documentaries announced. The best independent cinema in 10 premieres.

For all cinema lovers: this is an edition not to be missed. 10 titles for a journey into current events and beyond, accompanied by the most brilliant filmmakers on the independent scene.

“A riveder le stelle” by Emanuele Caruso, soon to be released in theaters, it is now available to RIFF audiences. A 7-day long journey with 5 exceptional travelers, including Maya Sansa. We also find “La mia storia si perde e si confonde”, by Daniele Gaglianone (David di Donatello) & Imogen Kusch, inspired by a Borges’ tale. Dario Aita is in the cast. “Cicliste per caso” by the ex national basketball player Silvia Gottardi, tells of an epic female venture among the breathtaking landscapes of the Great Divide. “Viaggio attraverso la Città Possibile” by Eugenio Corsetti & Emiliano Monaco takes us back to the streets of the capital, to see it as you’ve never seen it through the lens of three brilliant photographers. Also, “Under the Skin – In Conversation with Anish Kapoor” (Best Director 2020 at FAFF); a fascinating portrait of the well-known artist, signed by the original Martina Margaux Cozzi. The journey into art continues with “Makarìa” by Giulia Attanasio, which leads us through the splendid lands of Salento, between music and tradition, accompanied by an extraordinary protagonist. For lovers of hot news, “La Conversione” by Giovanni Meola, to discover the secret that unites an ex convict and an ex manager of the Italian banking system. The Roman artist Patrizia Fregonese de Filippo wonders “Che fine hanno fatto i sogni?” with a work between past and present that involves young people and historical names such as Liliana Cavani. History is once again the protagonist with “Il Direttore” by Maurizio Orlandi, which takes us back to the 1970s, narrated through an intimate perspective. Finally, a visionary tribute to cinema and all its audiences with “Cinematti – Una storia folle”, by Giacomo R. Bartocci, on the largest Italian web community.


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