Colleferro arrives. This is the final synthesis of a crazy journey started a few years ago by a young mayor and two architects who followed him in his dreams. And they were all right.
The 16th edition of the Rome Film Festival 2021 is about to begin and in the Riflessi section the narrated documentary - CITTÀ NOVECENTO by Dario Biello and Pierluigi Ferrandini (romacinemafest.it/en) is competing.
Thus, after Carlo Verdone and Quentin Tarantino, the protagonists of Colleferro's cultural renaissance will cross the red carpet at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
Città Novecento is a documentary narrated by Alessandro Haber which illustrates the history of Colleferro as the archetype of the 1900 foundation city. During its realization the whole city was mobilized to participate as extras and relive in some new way the story of their parents, of their family.
The storyis set in the factory and in the inhabited centre and tells the evolution and growth of Colleferro from the Liberty Workers' Village to the plan of Riccardo Morandi.
An urban but also social evolution of a city that was born as a rationalist activity in the 1930s and which became a business city after the war.
A journey between work and technological innovation of a community that has been able to regenerate itself by opening up to the future, to the point of becoming the European Capital of Space.
A docufilm with fiction interpreted by Alessandro Haber, and interviews by Antonio Pennacchi, Emilio Gentile, Massimo Cacciari, Claudia Conforti, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Maurizio Morandi and other authoritative names.
Colleferro Città Novecento has been included in a very prestigious section: Riflessi (Reflections)
It includes stories from around the world, unusual portraits and insights.
Alongside the film about Colleferro, the following will be presented:
CRAZY FOR FOOTBALL - MAD FOR FOOTBALL by Volfango De Biasi with Sergio Castellitto,
FELLINI, SIMENON - WITH DEEP FONDNESS AND SINCERE GRATITUDE by Giovanna Ventura,
UNPUBLISHED | SUSANNA TAMARO: UNPLUGGED by Katia Bernardi,
MUHAMMAD ALI by Ken Burns,
NO TENEMOS MIEDO by Manuele Franceschini,
STORIES OF A GENERATION WITH POPE FRANCIS by Simona Ercolani
TREASURE OF HIS YOUTH: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF PAOLO DI PAOLO | PAOLO DI PAOLO: A TREASURE OF YOUTH by Bruce Weber.
The documentary film was made within the Project 900 for the City of Culture of the Lazio Region and European Capital of Space curated by Ri-Gymnasium by Luca Calselli and Dario Biello and strongly supported by the mayor Pierluigi Sanna.
The premiere of the film is on 18 October at 6.30 pm at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
And who knows if our heroes will intrigue the beautiful Uma Thurman who appears on all the posters of this edition of the Rome Film Festival to come and visit Colleferro.