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Atlantide

Orizzonti

Director:
Yuri Ancarani
Production:
Dugong Films (Marco Alessi, Marta Tagliavia) con Rai Cinema, Luxbox, Unbranded Pictures, Alebrije Producciones, Mirfilm
Running Time:
104’
Language:
Italian
Country:
Italy, France, USA, Qatar
Year:
2021
Main Cast:
Daniele Barison, Bianka Berényi, Maila Dabalà, Alberto Tedesco, Jacopo Torcellan
Cinematographer:
Yuri Ancarani
Editor:
Yuri Ancarani

Synopsis

Daniele is a young man from Sant’Erasmo, an island on the edges of the Venice Lagoon. He lives on his wits, isolated even from his peer group who are busy exploring an existence of pleasure-seeking expressed in the cult of the barchino (motorboat). This obsession focuses on the building of ever more powerful engines to transform the little lagoon launches into dangerously fast racing boats. Daniele too dreams of a record-breaking barchino, one that will take him to the top of the leader board, but everything he does to further his dream and win respect from the others turns out to be tragically counterproductive. The decline that erodes the relationships, environment and habits of a rootless generation is observed from the timeless perspective of the Venetian landscape and its island outskirts: the point of no return is a foolish, vestigial tale of male initiation. Violent and destined to fail, it explodes dragging the ghost city along on a psychedelic shipwreck.

Director’s Statement 

Atlantide is a film that began without a screenplay. The story developed over four years of observation following these young people, their dialogues are taken from their very real lives. This working method gave me the opportunity to go beyond the limits of traditional film design: where first there is writing and then shooting. This way, the film was on hand to record a moment of great change for Venice and her lagoon, from an almost undetectable perspective, one attuned to the outlook of these adolescents. The intent to experience their lives up close, and in their boats, made all the rest possible: the film slowly created itself.

producers/distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Marco Alessi, Marta Tagliavia – Dugong Films
Via Portuense 201
00149 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06 64691255
Mob. +39 3284674839
info@dugong.it
http://www.dugong.it
https://www.facebook.com/dugong.produzioni/

PRODUCTION 2: Fiorella Moretti, Hedi Zardi – Luxbox
6, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 6 26 10 07 65
fiorella@luxboxfilms.com
http://www.luxboxfilms.com

PRODUCTION 3: Eddy Moretti – Unbranded Pictures
135 West 50th Street
10020 – New York, United States of America
eddy@unbrandedpictures.com

PRODUCTION 4: Rai Cinema
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0633179601
anna.pomara@raicienema.it
http://www.raicinema.rai.it

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: (With the support of) MiC Ministero della Cultura, CNC, Eurimages, Regione Emilia Romagna, Doha Film Institute

WORLD SALES: Luxbox
6, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 6 26 10 07 65
fiorella@luxboxfilms.com
http://www.luxboxfilms.com

UFFICIO STAMPA/ PRESS OFFICE: Gloria Zerbinati
Mob. +33 (0)7 86 80 02 82
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: PUNTOeVIRGOLA
Via Natale del Grande 40
00153 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06 45763506
info@studiopuntoevirgola.com


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