BERTONE CASAL, 2010
The documentary is set in a former historic neighborhood, an area that was always on the outskirts of the city but the scene of great films of the past: Toto', Pasolini, Monicelli, Rossellini. An entrepreneur decides to dismantle an old industrial plant, the Giant Fridge, and to rebuild on its foundations a state-of-the-art, sustainable and luxury building. His dream is for the neighborhood to become an ecological oasis that can improve social conditions in the neighborhood. The story is told through testimonies and memories of those who have experienced its rotations. A varied universe of small stories and cheerful and nostalgic anecdotes of an almost unrecognizable world, which goes on without clarifying where. The passing of time is imprinted on angry walls, smeared with neo-Nazi writing, without compassion for abandoned memorabilia. The only surviving survivor of the tradition is the Good Friday procession.
CHILDREN OF ROME OPEN CITY, 2005
On the 60th anniversary of the filming of Rossellini's masterpiece "Roma città aperta" the only direct witness of the work, Vito Annicchiarico, returns to the filming locations. In his walk through memories, Vito as an adult returns to be Marcello, Magnani's son in the film, giving an extraordinary and touching testimony of that event and those years, re-establishing the threads of many stories and destinies that crossed sixty years before.
KISSES FROM ROME, 2000
The story of 12 lightning strikes. 12 foreigners recount how they arrived in Rome, the moment they fell in love and their decision to stay for the rest of their lives. 12 different love stories: violent passions, romantic attractions, serene relationships, turbulent cohabitation, betrayals and fidelity. Each of them has come from a different country in the world and cannot leave. Each introduces us to a "personal" Rome, from the centre to the outskirts, following their own history. A moody Rome where the characters, extravagant "disoriented internationals", have found a niche of eccentricity and warmth.
TEA ON SET, 1995
The travel diary in the world's largest film industry: from the megasets of Film City in Bombay, to the colorful sets of the South, to the intellectual ones of Calcutta. Through the words of the stars, idolized as demigods, we see behind the scenes of another Hollywood, completely different but equally fascinating.
BLACK TAXI, 1993
In South Africa, with the end of Apartheid, black people regained complete freedom of movement, but very few non-white South Africans could afford a car. Therefore hundreds of collective taxi cooperatives have formed.