After a four-year hiatus, documentary filmmakers Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Parenti are back in Venice with another work divided into chapters ⎯ this time there are four of them. Including footage from modern sources as well as pioneering films made in the early days of cinema, the documentary centers on the enduring relationship between cinema and war dating back to over one hundred years ago, when Italy invaded Libya in 1911, and continuing to this day.
MASSIMO D’ANOLFI (Pescara, Italy, 1974) and MARTINA PARENTI (Milan, Italy, 1972) are filmmakers, screenwriters and producers. Their feature film IL CASTELLO won the AVANTI! Award and the Jury Special Prize at the 2011 Turin Film Festival. In 2011, IL CASTELLO also won the Best International Documentary Award at Docville, and was nominated at the 2012 David di Donatello awards in the Best Full-Length Documentary category. In 2013 their feature film MATERIA OSCURA won the Human Rights Award at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. In 2016 their feature film SPIRA MIRABILIS was selected for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival competition.