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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

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THIS LAND IS MY LAND

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin:

3.11., 19:00 Uhr culturcentrum wolkenstein Stainach

in den österr. Kinos:

Haydn Kino, Wien
Votiv Kino, Wien
Top Kino, Wien
Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
Lichtspiele Katsdorf
Das Kino, Salzburg
City Kino Steyr

ab 30.10. Kinemathek Karlsruhe

1.-3.11. Kino in der Pumpe, Kiel
2.11. Ville de Luxembourg
3.11. dekArTe, Wiener Neustadt
3.11. s'KINO, Dorfen
3./4.11. Lungauer Kulturvereinigung
ab 5.11. Volkskino Klagenfurt

DAS FIEBER

Premieren und Sonderveranstaltungen
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin:

26.11. Filmforum Bregenz
27.11. Spielboden Dornbirn

9.12. Star Movie, Ried

in den österr. Kinos:

Stadtkino Center Ternitz
Actors Studio, Wien
Lichtspiele Katsdorf
Top Kino, Wien
Stadtkino Horn

ab 22.11. Volkskino Klagenfurt
ab 24.11. TAS, Feldkirch

3.12. Kolpingsaal, Bruneck
5.12. Spielboden Dornbirn

DIE DOHNAL Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin

in den österr. Kinos:

Actors Studio, Wien
EU XXL - Die Reihe
Stadtkino Center Ternitz

2.11. Horizontale, Straden
16.11. Amtshaus, Josefstadt

9.12. Remise, Bludenz

AWARDS

 

BERGEN INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Cinema Extraordinaire Award

FIRST STEPS AWARDS 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Bester abendfüllender Spielfilm

HEIMATFILMFESTIVAL 2020

WEIYENA - EIN HEIMATFILM
Best Documentary Award

DIAGONALE 2020

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Spielfilm,
Beste künstlerische Montage,
Bestes Sounddesign,
Diagonale Schauspielpreis (Dominik Warta),
Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis

DIE DOHNAL
Großer Diagonale Preis -
Bester Dokumentarfilm,
Preis für außergewöhnliche Produktionsleistung

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FESTIVALS

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

will be screened at

Viennale, AT 2020
1.30 pm, 29th October

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

DOK Leipzig, DE 2020
11.30 am, 29th October
10.00 pm, 30th October
3.00 pm, 31st October

WEIYENA - THE LONG MARCH HOME

will be screened at

Kasseler Dokfest, DE 2020
12.30 pm, 21st November

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