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Cecilia Mangini at the 12th edition of the Ischia Film Festival

Posted in Festival history - Twelfth edition 2014


Cecilia Mangini, the most important post -war documentarist "lands" in Ischia.


24e Cecilia Mangini

The reason for his presence in the beautiful green island is the presentation of his latest film “In viaggio con Cecilia”, co-directed with his young colleague Mariangela Barbanente

The film will be screened tomorrow night as part of the twelfth edition of the Ischia Film Festival, the international festival devoted to film locations conceived and directed by Michelangelo Messina, in progress at the Aragonese Castle of Ischia Ponte. 

Summer 2012 The two directors, through a film on the road, tell us how it has changed Puglia, the land of their origin and the central theme of documentaries made by Cecilia Mangini in the 60s. The same summer a judge admits that Taranto is a city hostage with pollution dall'acciaieria ILVA and orders the arrest of the owner, Emilio Riva. The film weaves times and places, archives dialogue with the present investigating a place in its continuity. The trip becomes an opportunity to confront questions that Cecilia Mangini was placed at the center of his research: how to look at the industry that redeems the land, which the troll out of his archaic dimension, but placing it in a cruel and this contradictory?

After a debut as a film critic (in New Cinema, Cinema 60, The Echo of the cinema), Cecilia Mangini began her work with her husband, Lino Del Fra; then worked with Pier Paolo Pasolini in documentary work on the outskirts of towns: Unknown to the city (1958), The singing of the marshes (1960), inspired by the novel Ragazzi di vita and the documentary Stendalì (1960), on the funeral lamentations in the province of Lecce (also on the analysis of studies of Ernesto De Martino).

In analyzing the factory, addresses the social dramas related to the economic boom; as for example in Being women (1965) or in Brindisi '66 (1966), on the petrochemical Monteshell in Brindisi (1965); In Comizi love the 80 other hand, touches the issues of sexuality and abortion law. His other works are: Then tomorrow I'll win (1969), and the crews, we are fascists! (1962) with Lino Micciche will be followed by Stalin in 1963.

In 2009 he resumed his figure and his work to NodoDoc Festival of Trieste. In 2012 he went to Taranto to tell and support the mobilizations against the pollution produced by local steel industry.

The Ischia Film Festival, will conclude on Saturday with the final evening dedicated to the awards of the three sections of the competition which is organized the event: shorts, documentaries and location denied.

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