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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

BRUDER JAKOB, SCHLÄFST DU NOCH?

26.8.
12.00 - Filmtheater Kitzbühel

4.9.
19.30 - dekArTe, Wr. Neustadt

10.9.
19.00 - JUFA Kino, Murau

11.9.
19.00 - Stadtsäle, Voitsberg
19.00 - Stadtkino, Bruck an der Mur
19.30 - Premiere Filmcasino, Wien

12.9.
18.00 - Premiere Moviemento, Linz
19.00 - Museumsturm, Leoben
20.30 - Premiere Localbühne Freistadt

13.9.
19.00 - Premiere Schubertkino, Graz
19.00 - Kino Gröbming
19.00 - Maxxoom, Hartberg
19.00 - Laßnitzhaus, Deutschlandsberg

14.9.
19.00 - Kulturhaus, Liezen

ab 14.9.
Filmhaus, Wien
Village Cinema, Wien
Programmkino Wels
Moviemento Linz
Localbühne Freistadt
Schubertkino, Graz
JUFA Kino, Murau

15.9.
17.00 - Veranstaltungszentrum Judenburg

19.9.
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems

ab 4.10.
Premiere Leokino, Innsbruck

ab 10.10.
Premiere Das Kino, Salzburg

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FESTIVALS

NAMRUD

will be screened at

NAFA Int. Ethnographic Film Festival, Romania 2018
9.00am, 14th September

KINDERS

will be screened at

Lucerne Festival, Switzerland 2018
11.00am, 18-19th and 25-26th August

ASHORE

won The Scam International Award
at Cinéma du Réel 2018, FR

will be screened at

Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico 2018
21st - 26th August

Festival Regards sur le Travail, Belgium 2018
7th October

ARE YOU SLEEPING, BROTHER JAKOB?

will be screened at

Filmfestival Kitzbühel, AT 2018
12.00am, 26th August

Festival international du film de Nancy, FR 2018
2.30pm, 31st August
4.30pm, 1st September

DIL LEYLA

will be screened at

Festival international du film de Nancy, FR 2018
4.30pm, 30th August
6.30pm, 1st September

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won NY PERSPECTIVES AWARD
at Winter Film Awards 2018, US

will be screened at

Flahertiana Int. Documentary FF, Russia 2018
4.40pm, 19th September

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