écal

Studio project, 2011

in MASTER FILM STUDIES ECAL/HEAD

by Amy Wong

Teacher(s): Jean Perret (HEAD), Gianfranco Rosi


Synopsis
In the rough neighbourhood of Laurentino 38, one of the infamous subdivisions beyond the perimeter of the Grande Raccordo Anulare that circles Rome, people struggle everyday just to survive. Built in the 1970s, the tall, drab, concrete skyscrapers connected by overhanging bridges were supposed to house a vibrant Italian community. Instead, the unrelenting architecture weighs on its inhabitants. A portrait of one elderly man who not only faces his greatest obstacle everyday, but lives on it.


Festivals and Prizes

2013

  • Nyon, Festival Visions du Réel

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