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Martina Parenti

Italy

Biography

Together Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi in 2006 wrote and directed “I promessi sposi” (The Betrothed), selected at the Locarno Film Festival in ‘Ici & Ailleurs’, the film was awarded at the Festival dei Popoli and at the Filmmaker Film Festival in Milan. In 2009 “Grandi speranze” (Great Expectations) was also presented at the Locarno Film Festival in ‘Ici & Ailleurs’. “Il Castello” (The castle), selected in many international festivals (Cinema du reel, Nyon; Hot Docs, Toronto; EIDF, Seoul; RIDM, Montreal; etc…) was awarded at Hot Docs, Toronto with the Special Jury Prize and in EIDF, Seoul with the Special Jury Award, at IDA Awards in Los Angeles with the Prize for the Best Cinematography, at Torino Film Festival with the Premio Speciale della Giuria Italiana.doc and Premio Avanti.


Filmography:
Checosamanca (98', Italy, 2006)
Grandi speranze (73', Italy, 2009) - screenplay
Il castello (Italy, 2011)
Materia oscura/Dark Matter (80', Italy, 2013)

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Dark Matter

Materia oscura (Orig.) / 2013 / Italy / 77 min

Materia oscura tells the story of a war zone in peacetime. The film location is the Salto di Quirra test range where, for over fifty years, governments around the world have tested "new weapons" and where the Italian government has carried out controlled explosions of old weapon stocks.

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Great Expectations

Grandi Speranze (Orig.) / 2009 / Italy / 73 min

Who are the people who will comprise Italy’s future leadership? Three entrepreneurs offer some responses to the question: Antonio Ambrosetti, founder of a new course called «Leader del Futuro», Federcio Morgantini, a young man whose business ambitions take him to China, and Matteo Storchi, a succesful manager of a family business.

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The Betrothed

I promessi sposi (Orig.) / 2007 / Italy / 70 min

In I promessi sposi, a documentary with a comic approach, individual stories intersect over the frenetic days leading up to a wedding. Each protagonist represents a fundamental aspect of marriage.

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The Castle

Il Castello (Orig.) / 2011 / Italy / 90 min

One year at Malpensa: four seasons spent following the bureaucracy, the procedures, the controls and the movements that are everyday occurrences inside an intercontinental airport. A public space, in which Italian and international police forces collaborate, where every gesture is captured by closed-circuit cameras, each piece of luggage is studied in all its recesses in an attempt to ward off a potential and unknown threat. A place in which fear is the only thing not in transit.

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Trace of the future according to Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti

Une trace du futur selon Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti (Orig.) / 2014 / Italy / 3 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.

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