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Varvilla

IT 2014, 75 + 47 min, Valerio Gnesini

At the gates of the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, in the Val d'Enza, more precisely in Succiso of Ramiseto in the province of Reggio Emilia, the inhabitants of a small village have managed to save the country from abandonment by creating a cooperative community.

The Valley of the Knights, the name of the cooperative, now runs a bar, a farm, a grocery store and is active in the tourism, farming of sheep, the maintenance of the territory and in the management of the national park's visitor center . A unique example of co-operative community in Italy, which is useful to prevent the depopulation of the smaller countries. Economics professor Naori Tsuda Osaka University who is conducting a study of cooperative communities spread throughout the world, says that a similar pattern exists only in Australia.

In context like Succiso’s one, where you breathe the air of an uncontaminated nature for some aspect it seems that time has stood still, the people we meet are genuine and spontaneous. The Valley of the Knights is the living and concrete symbol of that well known civic duty that make of our territory an example and that characterizes us throughout Italy and even the world. The documentary tells the story of the cooperative through the life of Albaro, Dario, Emilio, Giovanni, Michela and Piera, people who dedicate their time to the community, doing useful work all year long for the country and the community. We'll see what means, come up with a job trying not to migrate from their roots at two hours away from Reggio Emilia and a thousand meters of altitude. What it mean to be part of a town cooperative , in which the association is voluntary and the property is common, a perfect format exportable abroad.

 

festivals

FIFE (Paris) 2015, FRA | Green Film Festival (Seoul) 2015, KOR | Der neue Heimatfilm 2015, AT

awards

Special Jury Award - FIFE (Paris) 2015, FRA 

pictures

NEWS

TSCHERNOBYL - EINE CHRONIK DER ZUKUNFT

26.4  Jahrestag des Tschernobyl-Atomunfalls
Linz, Crossing Europe FF, Ö-Premiere
(in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)
Graz, Geidorf Kunstkino, Preview
St. Pölten, Cinema Paradiso, Preview

ab 28.4 Kinostart
Innsbruck, Leokino
(in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)
Graz, Geidorf Kunstkino,

29.4
Freistadt, Local-Bühne
(in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)

30.4
Linz, Crossing Europe FF
(in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)

ab 30.4
Wels, Programmkino

ab 5.5 Premiere Wien
Wien, Metro Kino
(in Anwesenheit des Regisseurs)

OFFSHORE - ELMER UND DAS BANKGEHEIMNIS

DEMNÄCHST
28.4 und 6.5 Dornbirn, Spielboden
15.-17.5 Feldkirch, Rio-Kino

PETER TURRINI - RÜCKKEHR AN MEINEN AUSGANGSPUNKT

ROMY GEWINNER 2017
der Film hat in der Kategorie
BESTE KINO-DOKU gewonnen

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FESTIVALS

OFFSHORE

IT'S ALL TRUE Documentary Film Festival
Brazil 20th - 30th April

DOKKA Film Festival
Germany 24th - 28th May

DIL LEYLA

CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival
Austria 25th - 30th April

SEHSÜCHTE Int. Film Festival
Germany 26th April - 1st May

DOK.FEST MÜNCHEN
Germany 3rd - 13th May

DOKKA Film Festival
Germany 24th - 28th May

VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL

CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival
Austria 25th - 30th April

GOLDEN GENES

is nominated for the
EUROPEAN SCIENCE FILM AWARD

AFO Int. Festival of Science Documentary Films
Czech Republik 25th - 30th April

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won NEW DOC AWARD
at Tempo Documentary FF, Sweden 2017

KORIDA

won CITIZEN AWARD
at NONFIKTIONALE, Germany 2017

DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY Film Festival 
Poland 12nd - 21st May

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