Tuesday, June 9, 2015
North American Premiere
In honor of the Istituto Luce’s 90th anniversary, 10 young Italian filmmakers (two working as a pair) completed nine 10-minute shorts using footage from its archives. As each director gives their personal spin on the past, their collective effort emphasizes the striking contrasts that comprise Italy’s recent history: from wartime to peace, from ruins to reconstruction, and from Fascism’s lost promised futures to the present day. Startling, moving, and, above all else, inventive, this omnibus reshapes and gives light to rare material unseen for decades. Includes a short by Alice Rohrwacher, writer-director of The Wonders (NYFF52).