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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

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Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Sabine Derflinger:

8.2., 20.00 Uhr, Leokino Innsbruck
10.2., 20.00 Uhr, Moviemento Linz
11.2., 20.00 Uhr, Cinema Paradiso St. Pölten
12.2., 19.30 Uhr, Gartenbaukino Wien
13.2., 20.00 Uhr, Stadtkino Wien
14.2., 20.00 Uhr, Das Kino Salzburg
17.2., 20.00 Uhr, Cinema Paradiso Baden
19.2., 18.00 Uhr, Kino im Kesselhaus Krems

Sonderveranstaltungen
mit Podiumsdiskussionen:

14.2., 20.15 Uhr, Filmcasino Wien
20.2., 19.30 Uhr, Votivkino Wien

ab 14.2. in folgenden Kinos:

Filmcasino, Wien
Votivkino, Wien
Moviemento, Linz
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Volkskino, Klagenfurt
Leokino, Innsbruck
Das Kino, Salzburg
Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
Cinema Paradiso, Baden
Programmkino Wels
City Kino, Steyr

DAS FIEBER

ab 24. April 2020
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in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin
Bettina Henkel

Hochland Kino, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
4.2., 19.30 Uhr
5.2., 17.00 Uhr, ohne Regiegespräch
Monopol Kino, München
5.2., 19.00 Uhr, in Kooperation mit dem DOK.fest München
Scharfrichter Kino, Passau
8.2., 16.00 Uhr
cine-k, Oldenburg
11.3., 19.30 Uhr
KoKi Hannover
12.3., 19.30 Uhr
Gerhart Hauptmann Haus, Düsseldorf
14.3., 12.00 Uhr
Filmgalerie, Regensburg
21.4.
Universum Filmtheater, Braunschweig
27.4., 19.00 Uhr, ohne Regiegespräch
3.5., 11.15 Uhr, ohne Regiegespräch

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