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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

A BLACK JESUS

Sondervorstellungen:

1.10.
Wohnprojekt, Wien
in Koop. mit dem Integrationshaus
Filmstudio Villach
in Koop. mit UNHCR/Langer Tag der Flucht

10.11.
Leokino, Innsbruck
in Koop. mit der Stadt Innsbruck

10.12.
Moviemento, Linz
in Koop. mit Südwind OÖ, Arcobaleno und Migrare

ab 1. Oktober österreichweit
in den Kinos

Village Cinema Wien Mitte, Wien
Top Kino, Wien 
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems 
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino Wels
Geidorf Kunstkino, Graz
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Leokino, Innsbruck

Filmpodium, Biel/Bienne
(8./10./12./14./17.10.)

weitere Kinos folgen

HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN

ab 10. September österreichweit
in den Kinos

in Kooperation mit dem Antikorruptionsbegehren:

16.9., 20.00 Uhr - Leokino, Innsbruck
18.9., 18.30 Uhr - Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems

in den österreichischen Kinos:

Filmcasino, Wien
Votiv Kino/De France, Wien
Actors Studio, Wien
CineCenter, Wien
Top Kino, Wien (ab 17.9.)
Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems (18.9.)
Moviemento, Linz
Programmkino, Wels
Das Kino, Salzburg
KIZ Royalkino, Graz
Annenhof Kino, Graz
Volkskino Klagenfurt (13.-16.9.)
Leokino, Innsbruck
Rio Kino, Feldkirch (ab 17.9.)
Lichtspiele Lenzing (ab 23.9.)
Filmkulturclub Dornbirn (13./14.10.)
Filmbühne Waidhofen/Ybbs (1./2.12.)

weitere Kinos folgen

ÖSTERR. FILMPREISE 2021

 

The Trouble With Being Born

- Bester Film
- Beste Regie
- Bestes Maskenbild
- Bester Ton/Sounddesign

Die Dohnal

- Bester Dokumentarfilm
- Bester Schnitt

WEITERE KINOTERMINE

The Trouble With Being Born
15./21./23./28.9.Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien
18./24.9., Spielboden Dornbirn
27.9., Filmhaus, Wien
6.10., Admiral Kino
17.11., Filmklub Wieselburg

Wood - Der geraubte Wald
17./23.9., Kino Millstatt
15.10., Klima & Umwelt Filmtage Baden
20.10., Literatur im Kino, Langenlois
21.10., Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten
24.10., Apollo Kino Stockerau

Glory to the Queen
3./10./17./24.10., Kino Xenix, Zürich

Die Dohnal
4.10., Horizontale, Straden
3.11., Dieselkino, Leibnitz

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FESTIVALS

A BLACK JESUS

will be screened at

Festival Internazionale Cinema di Frontiera, IT 2021
16th September

WEIYENA - The Long March Home

will be screened at

Biennale Bavaria - Festival des Neuen Heimatfilms, DE 2021
16th & 17th Sepember

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