IN FABBRICA – IN THE FACTORY (Italy, 2007, 73′)

Thursday 29th september at 17.00, Cinema Massimo, Screen3

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Director: Francesca Comencini
Script: Francesca Comencini, Michele Astori
Photography: Valerio Azzali
Editing: Massimo Fiocchi
Music: Edoardo Vianello, Ida Kelarova, Chat Noir
Production: Rai Cinema, Off Side

A gallery of faces and voices, a list of jobs and gestures, a human and social landscape that, running through the entire country, returns the image of the working class within Italian factories, small and big. The archive material, like in a mosaic, allows viewers to see all the transformations that have affected industry: from the economic miracle to the worker strikes, the narration is entrusted to the workers themselves, who are the protagonists of these changes.

Francesca Comencini (Rome, Italy, 1961) born into a family of artists, she dropped out of the University in the early Eighties and then began her director career. After her premiere with Pianoforte, presented and awarded at the Venice International Film Festival, she directed movies in France and then returned to work in Italy. In addition to having directed documentaries, among which Carlo Giuliani, ragazzo presented at Cannes, Francesca Comencini also signed feature films like Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) presented at the Berlin Film Festival. An eclectic and multifaceted director, she has also worked in Gomorra – The series and the recent Luna Nera (2020) mini series.

Filmography: Pianoforte (1984), La lumière du lac (1988), Annabelle partegée (1991), Elsa Morante (1997, doc, mlf), Shakespeare a Palermo (1998), Le parole di mio padre (2001), Carlo Giuliani, ragazzo (2002, doc), Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) (2004), A casa nostra (2006), In fabbrica (2007, doc), Lo spazio bianco (2009), Un giorno speciale (2012), Gomorra – La serie (2014, tv series), Amori che non sanno stare al mondo (2017), Luna Nera (2020, mini series)