The State-Mafia Pact - La trattativa
Film ran Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
North American Premiere
Disgraced former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is only the tip of the sleazy iceberg in this bombshell hybrid documentary, a detailed account of widespread government-mafia corruption. Both formally and factually engaging, this film by Sabina Guzzanti (Viva Zapatero!, Sympathy for the Lobster) was inspired by Elio Petri’s Three Hypotheses on the Death of Giuseppe Pinelli. Talking-head interview subjects give evidence about the collaboration between officials and the Cosa Nostra during the early 1990s, and then reenact certain events with the help of a green screen. Guzzanti herself plays Berlusconi, hilariously nailing his bluster.