Sabaudia

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Sabaudia

Lotte Schreiber
A, 2018
Shorts, 24min, OmeU

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Sabaudia

Lotte Schreiber
A, 2018
Shorts, 24min, OmeU

Cast: 
Gilberta Canciani
Gurjeet Kaur
Bruno Manotvani
Screenplay: 
Lotte Schreiber
Sound: 
Fabio Fortunati
Camera: 
Johannes Hammel
Editor: 
Lotte Schreiber

Production: 
Lotte Schreiber
World Sales: 
Lotte Schreiber
Distribution in Austria: 
sixpackfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

Sabaudia in Italy, created by Mussolini’s architects as a model “new fascist city”, was supplied with extensive farm lands converted from marshes. Yet, despite its undeniably “brutal” architecture, creators including Alberto Moravia and Pier Paolo Pasolini subsequently found Sabaudia to be a wonderful, hospitable place – the sign of a genuine, traditional Italy, and its resistance to all modern ideologies. Lotte Schreiber constructs a multi-faceted, documentary view of Sabaudia, inspired by but going beyond Pasolini, portraying it as a paradoxical mixture of social class separation, nostalgia, and everyday whimsy. (Adrian Martin)

In the presence of Lotte Schreiber.