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UNKNOWN TO THE CITY, Italy, 1958

Date:

04/09/2022


UNKNOWN TO THE CITY, Italy, 1958

UNKNOWN TO THE CITY

Italy, 1958

Original title: Ignoti alla città

Director: Cecilia Mangini. Screenplay: Cecilia Mangini, Pier Paolo Pasolini. Cinematorapher: Mario Volpi. Editor: Renato May. Film score: Massimo Pradella. Production: Fulvio Lucisano. Length:11’.

Format: DCP. Source: Cineteca di Bologna, under licence from IIF – Lucisano Media Group.

Original version. Subtitles: English

The film goes into the Roman villages and, with the voiceover of the dubber Pino Locchi on a text by Pasolini, follows some boys during their days spent between odd jobs and petty thefts, playing football or sharing cigarettes.

Cecilia Mangini often told us that "the world is for those who want it." For her Pier Paolo Pasolini was a dear person, part of the family, because families do not suffer, they choose each other. And she, like the Poet, had chosen to embrace the world in its totality, loving it to the end. She hated 'the pink quotas' because, she said, civil and political commitment does not have a colour, it does not have a gender. She who, against all common sense predictions, in an Italy full of prejudices, had made room for herself with grace and intelligence, she - the only woman among men. Through his clear gaze he left us a lot to think about, a lot to work on. A priceless legacy, stripped of all vanity.

At the end of the 50s, in a world almost totally controlled by men, the producer Lucisano proposes her to make a documentary and she chooses to tell an uncomfortable reality together with an equally uncomfortable author, Pier Paolo Pasolini; thus “Ignoti alla città” (1958), Stendalì (1960), “La canta delle marane” (1962) were born. In a few minutes these documentaries condense the poetics that will guide Cecilia's entire career: giving a voice to those who live on the margins, showing the desolation of the countryside devastated by the concrete of the suburbs, recording the last moments of life of the rituals of peasant culture and pre- Christian, swept away by the advent of industrial civilisation and consumption.

Saturday 9 April 2022, h. 11:59 pm

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Date: Saturday, April 09, 2022

Time: At 11:59 pm

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

Entrance : With fee


Location:

The Astor Theatre - 1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182

1135