THE CHILDREN OF "ROME OPEN CITY" (2005)
In the year of the 60th anniversary of the making of Roberto Rossellini’s masterpiece, we have taken a stroll through the places and memories of the film, together with its only remaining eyewitness, Vito Annicchiarico, who played the part of Anna Magnani’s son, Marcello.
Offering a rare glimpse into the making of a masterpiece from 1945-Roberto Rossellini's classic of Italian neorealism, Rome Open City- emphasizes Rossellini's desire to do something useful in the wake of World War II and to find a reason for the sacrifices of the Italians.
LOVE AND KISSES FROM ROME (2000)
Twelve foreigners recount their arrival in Rome, from the moment they fall in love with this femme fatale of a town and decide to make a living there. Twelve different love stories, violent passions, romantic attractions, serene unions, agitated cohabitation, betrayal and faithfulness. Our lovers – an actor, a young philosopher, an opera singer, a photographer, a musician, a teacher and an artist – all come from different cultures as well as far away countries, who are still unable to leave. An unusual approach to this city which is known for the beauty of its monuments, its ancient history, but also for its chaotic aspects and difficult approach...
TEA ON SET (1995)
A cultural journey from the megasets of Bombay’s Film City to the colourful sets of Southern India, to the intellectual legacy of Satyajiit Ray’s Calcutta.
The Indian film industry is the second largest in the world with it's audience scattered all over the world that go from Asia, Africa, Arab Countries, to the Indian communities in western cities.
Tea on the set is structured in ten episodes, with no voice over, with the original Indian movie sound track. It’s a 'behind-the-scenes' look on Indian Commercial cinema, a whole world doomed to change by Western invasion.
BLACK TAXI (1993)
One of the first big changes that took place in South Africa after the end of the Apartheid was that non-white people were finally free to move around.
From then on a network of minibuses, soon called black-taxi, began to grow and develop becoming an alternative to public transport, trains and buses, which were not able to satisfy this new need by people. Today these crowded minibuses are used by the large majority of the non-white population, which still cannot afford to buy cars.
While public buses and trains are affected by violence and passengers are injured and killed almost on a daily basis with no reason, in taxis people talk freely about politics and discover the first tangible sign of change in the “new South Africa”.
During our shoot inside the taxis, where we could perceive the surprise of the people seeing two whites using one of “their” taxis, we were able to film a whole new world moving around in those minibuses : crowded stations, “open-air restaurants”, taxi-companies, workers, “line managers”, drivers.