The second part of Franco Marcoaldi’s portraits broadens the range of the world-renowned contemporary Italian personalities, by exploring new fields such as music, dance, photography, sport and science.
Film editing by
Antonello Sarao, Sandro Bartolozzi, Simone Aleandri
Live sound recording
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The second part of Franco Marcoaldi’s portraits (directed by Simone Aleandri) broadens the range of the world-renowned contemporary Italian personalities, by exploring new fields such as music, dance, photography, sport and science.
The first episode is focused on Paolo Sorrentino, the Oscar-winner director of “The Great Beauty”, now working on his first tv-series. We met Sorrentino on his set and talked with him, his dop Luca Bigazzi and his actress Anna Buonaiuto, who played the role of Giulio Andreotti’s wife in “Il Divo”.
The second episode is dedicated to the theorethical physicist Carlo Rovelli, whose book “Seven Brief Lessons in Physics” have had a huge success. The meeting with Rovelli took place at University of Marseille, where he works as a professor, and on the Sea of Cassis, during a day-trip on his beloved skiff. His “testimonial” is Franco Lorenzoni, a teacher who founded – together with him – the Casa-Laboratorio Cenci in the 80s.
There are three testimonials (Ferdinando Scianna, Melina Mulas e Uliano Lucas) for Mario Dondero, a legend in the history of photojournalism. The settings of this meeting are Rome, Milan and Fermo, where the photographer lives.
Alessandra Ferri is not only the most famous and estimeed dancer in the world but also a 53 year woman who gave up dance and then went back to it, transforming its nature and enriching it with theatrical and dramatic elements. No wonder her nickname is the “Magnani of the dance”. On her side, there are Leonetta Bentivoglio and Roberto Bolle, as testimonials.
Nicola Piovani, Oscar-winner composer, is one of the most acclaimed and versatile musicians in the world. He worked for both cinema and theatre and was the author of both songs and operas. We met him at the premiere of “La Vita Nuova”, together with his testimonials Paolo Taviani and Laura Morante.
The last episode is based on the most famous yachtsman in the world, Giovanni Soldini, hero of extraordinary feats. On his side, there are Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly, and the cellist Mario Brunello.