Visions of the real
The documentary film has received much attention worldwide for several years, in both cinema and the arts. The forms and methods of making documentaries have expanded and changed enormously. The dialogue with documentary film has therefore become very exciting. Unfortunately, documentaries are rarely represented.in South Tyrol’s cinema landscape.
As a result, in 2006 the FAS, in collaboration with the gallery Lungomare, is organising a monthly film series, VISIONS OF THE REAL. It presents international documentaries that have received special attention at festivals, not only for their content, but also for their special cinematic form, and which have won prizes. A short introduction by a member of the FAS will be given before each film.
“Visions of the real” is a project by FAS – Film Association of South Tyrol in collaboration with Lungomare gallery.
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner – Werner Herzog
Surplus – Erik Gandini
Law and Order – Frederik Wiseman
Un’ora sola ti vorrei – Alina Marazzi
Family – Sami Martin Saif and Phie Ambo
Die Blume der Hausfrau – Domenik Wessely
Megacities – Michael Glawogger
L’orchestra di Piazza Vittorio – Agostino Ferrente
Sarner Ski – Andreas Pichler
Die Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner
Werner Herzog, Germany 1974, 48min
Introduction to the movie: Andreas Pichler
A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.
Tarik Saleh/Erik Gandini, Sweden, 55min. Input Award 2001
The two young Swedish journalist’s Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh have worked one year with Sacrificio, a film about the events surrounding the death of Che Guevara. They have traveled the world around and met among others the man who shot Che Guevara and the former CIA agent who walks around with Che’s last tobacco in his pistol butt. In their attempts to find out what really happened they discover that the man who is accused of having betrayed Che Guevara as a matter of fact lives in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. (Fredrik Klasson)
Un ora sola ti vorrei
Alina Marazzi, Italy, 75min. Best Italian Documentary, Turin 2002
When Italian filmmaker Alina Marazzi was seven years old, her mother Luisa Marazzi Hoepli committed suicide after a brief and intense bout with depression. Marazzi tried to grasp the meaning of her mother’s life and death 30 years later through film footage shot during her mother’s life mixed with readings from her mother’s diary in the young director’s 2002 film Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For One More Hour With You).
Introduction to both movies: Vincenzo Mancuso
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.