VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

FACE ADDICT

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FACE ADDICT

Edo Bertoglio
I/CH, 2005
Documentaries, 102min, eOF

FACE ADDICT

Edo Bertoglio
I/CH, 2005
Documentaries, 102min, eOF

Cast: 
John Lurie
Walter Steding
Glenn O'Brien
Maripol Fauque
Screenplay: 
Edo Bertoglio
Lorenzo Buccella
Linda Yablonsky
Sound: 
Adriano Schrade
Camera: 
Edo Bertoglio
Gianfranco Rosi
Vito Robbiani
Editor: 
Jacopo Quadri
Gilles Dinnematin
Composer: 
John Lurie
Franco Piersanti
Decoration: 
Andrea Crisanti

Production: 
Downtown Pictures Srl Via del Pratello 56 40122 Bologna, Italien T 051 520 629 viviana@downtownpictures.it
World Sales: 
Funny Balloons 4 bis, rue Saint Sauveur 75002 Paris, Frankreich T 1 40 13 05 84, jdubey@funny-balloons.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

In the late Seventies, the New York cultural underground experienced a quite exceptional period of development and vitality. Young artists, composers, film directors, photographers and writers began to move into abandoned industrial buildings in south Manhattan, in Soho and the East Village. Free of all links with the establishment, the members of this artistic community were able to embark on a quest for new styles, ideas and experimentation in all areas, blithely combining arts, sexs, drugs, and rock music. Several important figures emerged from this giddy mix, such as Keith Harring, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass and Nan Goldin. But the advent of Aids, drug abuse, and the sensational impact of the work on the art market definitively transformed the «Downtown Scene», which gradually lost the vital energy that had allowed its development. Deeply marked by these intense years of discovery, twenty years later Edo Bertoglio returns to these places that had such an influence on his youth, and seeks to show a different facet of this milieu in which art and life were blurred, highlighting the stories of sometimes lesser known protagonists who were involved and who contributed to this exceptional phase of New Yorks bohème.