Date: 22 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 11:00
Category: Film
Section: ART&SOUND
Location: Cinema Ambasciatori
Viale XX Settembre, 35, 34126 Trieste TS
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BOBI BAZLEN – CON UNO ZAINO PIENO DI LIBRI


(Bobi Bazlen – With a Backpack Full of Books)
Giampaolo Penco

Italia – Italy
2022, HD, col. & b-n / b-w, 72’
v.o. italiana / Italian o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Giampaolo Penco. Fotografia / Photography: Alessio Bozzer, Alessandro Galliera. Montaggio, suono / Editing, Sound: Christopher Scherlich. Interpreti / Cast: Vladimir Jurc, Adriano Giraldi, Marzia Postogna (voce / voice), Danijel Malalan (voce / voice). Produzione, distribuzione per l’Italia / Produced by, Distributed in Italy by: Videoest. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Fondo Audiovisivo FVG.

WORLD PREMIERE

Roberto Bazlen is the only figure of the Italian Twentieth century who officially declared that no more books could be written, saying: “I only write notes without text”. Born in Trieste in 1902 and fatherless the following year, he attended German-language schools in the city, growing up in a mainly Jewish intellectual milieu. He left Trieste in 1937, vowing never to return … A brilliant and eclectic reader, he lived as a solitary nomad within a dense network of human and professional relationships, which made him a diviner of books to be discovered, a dispenser of literary illuminations, and a protagonist of publishing enterprises, such as the birth of the Adelphi publishing house in 1962. The film is a search for the person through those who knew him and through the literary and psychoanalytical traces he left behind. Speakers include Daniele Del Giudice, Mathieu Amalric, Gian Pietro Calasso, Elisa Debenedetti, Anna Foà, Franca Malabotta, Mary De Rachewiltz and others who have had dealings with him. He himself did not want to appear.

Giampaolo Penco
Director, writer, producer, Giampaolo Penco was born in 1954 in Trieste. He graduated in 1979 in Trieste in Modern Literature with a thesis on Film History. In 1990 he is one of the founding members, and artistic director, of Videoest production company in Trieste. The Trieste FF has presented several of his works, among them Storia di un confine e di tante identità (2008), Uomini e vino (2010) and in 2020 Vittorio Vidali – Io non sono quello che fui.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
1987 Per altre vie, per altri porti TV 1993 Miramare, il sogno di Massimiliano doc. TV 1994 Revoltella, storia di un barone e del suo museo doc. TV 1995 Timavo il fiume fantasma doc. TV 1997 Luciano Fabro: artista doc. TV 1999 Zoran Music: un pittore a Dachau doc. 2002 Trieste, un secolo ha attraversato una piazza TV 2004 Daniel Buren: un’opera in diretta doc. 2008 Storia di un confine e di tante identità doc. 2010 Uomini e vino doc. 2013 D’Annunzio a Fiume doc. TV 2017 Jacopo Linussio, con passo lento e regolare doc. 2018 Trieste verdebiancorossa doc. TV 2019 Vittorio Vidali – Io non sono quello che fui doc. 2022 Bobi Bazlen – Con uno zaino pieno di libri doc.