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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

La Città Del Sole

Fortnight 1973, Feature film, 83'

Synopsis

Le moine Campanella (1568-1639), et d’autres dominicains, furent accusés d’avoir, par leurs prêches, contribué à une tentative de soulèvement des paysans calabrais contre la domination espagnole. C’est en prison que Campanella écrivit sa vision de la république idéale : La Cité du soleil, publiée en latin en 1632. Le film illustre les idées politico-religieuses de Campanella et met en scène un moine qui cherche à convaincre un jeune paysan de se joindre à ceux, qui, dans la montagne, continuent la lutte.

Director

Gianni Amelio

Amelio was born in San Pietro di Magisano, province of Catanzaro, Calabria. His father moved to Argentina soon after his birth, and he spent his youth and adolescence with his mother and his grandmother. The absence of a paternal figures will be a constant in Amelio’s future works. During his university studies of philosophy in Messina, Amelio got interested in cinema, writing as film critic for a local magazine. In 1965 he moved to Rome, where he worked as operator and assistant director for figures such as Liliana Cavani and Vittorio De Seta. He also worked for television, directing documentaries and advertisements. Amelio’s first important work is the TV film La città del sole, directed in 1973 for RAI TV and inspired to Tommaso Campanella’s work.

Bedy Moratti
Daniel Sherrill
Ernesto Colli
Giancarlo Palermo
Giulio Brogi
Luigi Valentino
Riccardo Mangano
Umberto Spadaro

Scénario
G. Amelio

Son
Raul Montesanti

Montage
Donatella

Musique
Remigio Ducros

Prod : Fabrizio G. Lori et Attilio d’Amico
Co-prod. Aresenal Cinematografica S.R.L.
I.F.C. International Film Co.
s.p.a.
R.A.I. RADIO TELEVISIONE ITALIANA

Title in Original Version : La Ville Du Soleil