In 2014 the Istituto Luce turned 90, its decades-long history intertwined with that of Italy itself, through cinema and the unique treasure of images stored in the Luce Archives. To celebrate its anniversary, some of the most acclaimed rising filmmakers in Italy were invited to make a small film, with each director selecting ten minutes of footage from the archives, out of the thousands of hours of footage to be found there. The result is an album full of different narratives. The film footage speaks of the outbreak of war, implorations of peace; building collapses and reconstruction; recollections of (possibly) lost landscapes, and lost realities; miracles, superstitions and dreams.
Directors: Marco Bonfanti, Sara Fgaier, Claudio Giovannesi, Alina Marazzi, Pietro Marcello, Giovanni Piperno, Costanza Quatriglio, Paola Randi, Alice Rohrwacher, Roland Sejko
Italy, 2014, 94 minutes
Film in Italian with English subtitles
Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven St, NW
Washington, DC 20008