Title: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY - Memories from a bygone country (1957-1967)

genre: documentary
lenght: 75/90'
country of origin: italy
year of production: 2012
format: digital betacam, v.o. it. sott. english

director:
Stefano Grossi

WITH THE PARTECIPATION OF:
Giuseppe ferrara
francesco maselli
florestano vancini
paul ginsborg
Roberto silvestri

photography:
aldo di marcantonio

editing:
luca mandrile

readings from the prose and poetry of pier paolo pasolini are performed by:
Gianmarco tognazzi
Stefania orsola garello

co-Production:
vostok film - Felix Film

sales:
B4 CAPITAL S.A. (albania/kosovo)

International distribution:

Rai Trade



Synopsis

This 90’ documentary consists of excerpts from 16 documentaries made by leading Italian directors between 1957, when Italy’s economic boom was still in the offing, and 1967, a watershed year that sewed the seeds for the social protests and student revolts to come. Each of the film’s four chapters – Eyewitness Narrators, Deep Northern Italy, Deep Southern Italy, Rome Capital City – is introduced by readings from the prose and poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini.








other title

PITRè STORIES
by Alessandro D’Alessandro and Marco Leopardi (Italy, 75', documentary, 2011)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY - Memories from a bygone country (1957-1967)
by Stefano Grossi (Italy, 75’, documentary, 2011)

TALKING ABOUT CINEMA
by Carlo Lizzani, Laura Pettini, Silvia Pettini
(Italy, a collection of 31 documentaries (interviews), 2000-2010)

CLOUD MAN
by Stefano Mordini (Italy, 54', documentary, 2009)

ITALIAN MIRACLE - TEN YEARS TO REMEMBER (1957-1967)
by Stefano Grossi (Italy, A DOCUMENTARY IN 4 EPISODES OF 52’, 2009)

DIARIES OF THE 1900’S
by Stefano Grossi (Italy, a collection of 30 documentaries (interviews), 2009 / FORMAT)

THE UNIONIST (GIUSEPPE DI VITTORIO, VOCI DI IERI E DI OGGI)
by Carlo Lizzani and Francesca Del Sette (Italy, 52', documentary, 2009)

GIUSEPPE DE SANTIS
by Carlo Lizzani (Italy, 52', documentary, 2009)

luchino visconti, life as a novel
by Carlo Lizzani (Italy, 60', documentary, 2008)

VALLE D'AOSTA (LES MONTAGNARDS SONT LÀ!)
by Piergiorgio Gay (Italy, 60', documentary, 2008)

BEING CLAUDIA CARDINALE
by Stefano Mordini (Italy,52’, documentary, 2006)

The perfect fit
by Piergiorgio Gay (Italy, documentary, 2005)

Looking for SOPHIA
by Roberto Olla (Italy, 52’, documentary, 2004)

CESARE ZAVATTINI

by Carlo Lizzani (Italy, 52’, documentary, 2003)

The Off-screen Director

by fedele aula (Italy, 52’, documentary, 2002)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI
by Carlo Lizzani (Italy, 64’, documentary, 2001)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINi, FRAGMENTS AND SPEECHES

by Carlo Lizzani (Italy, 74’, documentary, 2001)

LUCHINO VISCONTI

by Carlo Lizzani (Italy, 60’, documentary,1999)



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