Film & Doc

Cocktail Bar

jazz stories of Rome, of notes, of love affairs.

In 1971 Prince Pignatelli, sick of jazz and eccentric, with his wife Picchi opened in Rome one of the most important European venues, an international meeting place for musicians who wrote the history of jazz: the Music Inn. In this damp cellar came the greatest musicians, as in no other jazz club in Italy: from Chet Baker to Bill Evans, from Charlie Mingus to Dexter Gordon. Its story is now told in Cocktail Bar.

The Beth Avalanche

in the footsteps of Pietro Giani.

The Docufilm opens with the memory of the “big avalanche” of 19 April 1904 in which 81 miners perished. Behind this tragic event there is the important story of an industrial project born in 1860, perhaps the only one of its kind, by Pietro Giani, a well-known entrepreneur of that time. Appointed Knight directly by the King in 1859, Giani left a memorial that tells about the exploitation of the copper mines of Colle del Beth (2785 m) situated in the Cozie Alps, one of the highest mining sites of Europe.

Michel Over Nous

the Houellebecq Affair.

The only Italian biopic about French writer
Michel Houellebecq, controversial author of
Atomised, Whatever, Platform, The Possibility of
an Island and Submission. Interviews with critics,
friends and collaborators, archive footage
and clips from movies and exhibitions
based on his work. Released in 2003 and
distributed in 2006 on Italian DVD of “Elementary
Particles” (directed by Oskar
Roheler) as main extra content by Lucky


The relationships between music and cinema
have always been very close, but in “7/8” the boundaries
are lost and each frame is completed by the
musical notes that accompany it and vice versa.
This value is also due to the famous Italian trumpet
player Paolo Fresu, who signs the soundtrack and
directs the opera with Landini. “7/8”, the first
European film shot with the Viper 2K system
– wants to reflect on how the most varied
forms of expression – from music to art – can
pose a threat in epochs of totalitarianism, as
was Fascism in Italy.

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Rapsodia in Blue

Are we alone or does the possibility exist of a good
relationship which makes us grow and feel fine?
In the beginning, this is the question of a female
child who looks at the world, astonished by the randomness
of life. That’s the Rhapsody in Blue poetic
theme. Luca and Laura, disengaged for one year,
have a dinner to investigate their own feelings.
They both believe to know each other perfectly,
but something unexpected will happen,
causing a domino effect. Our protagonists
are going to struggle in adapting and
understanding the movement’s origin to each
other. Till the next morning.

Art Bridge

A journey through the spaces where foreign
communities find the founding elements
of their culture through music, dance,
acting and singing. Places that become
bridges for mutual understanding through
the universal language of Art.

Art Cat

“Urban adventure” in collaboration with “Teatro di Roma” and “Ratto d’Europa” Company. An event set in the city of Rome, with spectacular adventures in which selected citizens face situations and thrilling scenes in a day, documented in a candid camera style by hidden reporters

The Nightmare in Wonderland

Dream and reality overlap in this surreal trailer directed by Ixie Darkonn. This is a video-presentation of a series of traveling exhibitions in which artists from all over the world evoke the poetics of Tim Burton.