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Capri-Revolution

Venezia 75 Competition

Director:
Mario Martone
Production:
Indigo Film (Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori), Rai Cinema, Pathé Films (Jérôme Seydoux, Ardavan Safaee, Muriel Sauzay)
Running Time:
122’
Language:
Italian, Neapolitan dialect, English, French, German, Russian
Country:
Italy, France
Main Cast:
Marianna Fontana, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Antonio Folletto, Gianluca Di Gennaro, Eduardo Scarpetta, Jenna Thiam, Ludovico Girardello, Lola Klamroth, Maximilian Dirr, Donatella Finocchiaro
Screenplay:
Mario Martone, Ippolita di Majo
Cinematographer:
Michele D’Attanasio
Editor:
Jacopo Quadri, Natalie Cristiani
Production Designer:
Giancarlo Muselli
Costume Designer:
Ursula Patzak
Music:
Sascha Ring, Philipp Thimm
Sound:
Alessandro Zanon, Marta Billingsley
Special Effects:
Rodolfo Migliari, Sara Paesani
Notes:
14+

Synopsis

It is 1914 and Italy is about to go to war. A commune of young Northern Europeans has found the ideal place for their exploration of life and art on the island of Capri. But the island has a strong identity of its own, which is embodied in a girl, a goatherd called Lucia. The film tells the story of the encounter between Lucia, the commune led by Seybu and the town’s young doctor. It also speaks of an island unique in the world, a piece of the Dolomites cast into the Mediterranean Sea, that at the beginning of the 20th century drew like a magnet anyone who felt the lure of utopia and cherished ideals of freedom, like the Russians who, exiled on Capri, prepared for Revolution.

Director’s Statement

The film is inspired by the commune that the painter Karl Diefenbach set up on Capri at the beginning of the 20th century. Great liberties have been taken with everything in the film: the action has been shifted to a later date, the eve of World War I, and the protagonist has sloughed the old skin of the spiritualist painter Diefenbach and donned that of a young performance artist, whose philosophy is derived from ideas that would be formulated many decades later by Joseph Beuys. What was interesting about Diefenbach was above all his choice to practice art as part of a radical human revolution, in which the relationship with nature became central. The choices made all those long years ago by the commune on Capri, as well as by that of Monte Verità in Switzerland, speak directly to our own time, in which the question of what meaning to give to progress and to the relationship between humanity and nature is crucial to the survival of the human race itself.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: INDIGO FILM
VIA TORINO 135
00184 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0677250255
info@indigofilm.it
http://www.indigofilm.it

PRODUCTION 2: RAI CINEMA
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 06 33179601
bianca.giordano@raicinema.it
http://www.raicinema.rai.it

PRODUCTION 3: Pathé Films
2, RUE LAMENNAIS
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 71723000
amelie.stevens@pathe.com

WORLD SALES: Montironi Marie-Laure - Pathé Films
2, Rue Lamennais
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 71723000
amelie.stevens@pathe.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: 01 DISTRIBUTION
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italy
Tel. 390633179601
soniapisana.dichter@raicinema.it
http://www.raicinema.rai.it

PRESS OFFICE: Claudia Tomasini & Associates
Saarbrücker Str. 24, Haus B, 2. OG
10405 – Berlin, Germany
Cell. + 49 173 2055794 / + 39 334 3075056
claudia@claudiatomassini.com

 ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Fosforo
Via Nicolò Piccolomini, 1
00165 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0683795469
https://www.facebook.com/fosforopress.ufficiostampa/
Manuela Cavallari - manuela.cavallari@fosforopress.com - +39 349 6891660
Giulia Santaroni – giulia.santaroni@fosforopress.com - + 39 348 8224581
Ginevra Bandini – ginevra.bandini@fosforopress.com - +39 335 1750404


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