Date: 23 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 10:30
Category: Film
Location: Cinema Ambasciatori
Viale XX Settembre, 35, 34126 Trieste TS


(Journey into the Twilight)
Augusto Contento

Francia – Italia / France – Italy
2021, HD, col. & b-n / b-w, 142’
v.o. Italiana / Italian o.v.

Da un’idea di / From an idea by: Adriano Aprà. Colonna sonora / Soundtrack: Paolo Cantù. Sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio / Screenplay, photography, editing: Augusto Contento. Suono / Sound: Giovanni Frezza. Costumi / Costume Designer: Freak Andò. Animazione / Animation: Marco Belli. Interpreti / Cast: Marco Bellocchio, Paola Pitagora, Roberto Herlitzka, Roberto Perpignani, Paolo Mereghetti, Emanuele Severino, Massimo Salvadori, Adriano Prosperi, Gad Lerner, Michele Serra, Gherardo Colombo, Guido Salvini, Giuliano Turone. Produzione / Produced by: Cineparallax. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Articolture. In collaborazione con / In collaboration with: Rai Cinema, Dream Film-Ila Palma, Archivio audiovisivo del movimento operaio e democratico, Teatro della Tosse-Genova, Teatro del Navile-Bologna. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: CNC, MiC, Regione Emilia-Romagna Film Commission, Genova Liguria Film Comission.

Journey into the Twilight explores the roads that lead into the cold darkness of Italian decline: decline of the family, of patriarchal society, of educational institutions, of religion … Blending fiction and documentary, the film radically deconstructs the narrative forms. Bellocchio’s movies become lines of poetry that create new meaning; the same is true for the archives, whose use no longer serves the needs of narration, but those of poetry.
Journey into the Twilight
premiered at the latest Venice Film Festival.

“Journey into the Twilight looks back at the 1960s and 1970s using four of Marco Bellocchio’s films as its point of departure. I wield them as an instrument of investigation with which to dissect the mentality and society of Italy and some of the key episodes in its history. The artists, intellectuals and thinkers who make up its documentary core never appear in person but in an animated version made using the 2D technique developed by the Italian neo-pictorial movement, for the quest for beauty, for poetic and historical truth, is an adventurous undertaking, a mission suited to explorers who are not frightened by the unknown.” (A. Contento)

Augusto Contento
Film director, screenwriter and producer, Augusto Contento was born in 1973 in Lanciano, Italy. Since 2000 he has been living and working in Paris, where in 2004 he founded, together with Giancarlo Grande, the production company Cineparallax.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
Ônibus mm / ml doc. 2008 Tramas doc.; Strade trasparenti doc. 2009 Strade d’acqua doc. 2012 Parallax Sounds doc.; Journal de bord d’un bateau fantôme doc. 2013 Rosso cenere doc. (diretto con / directed with Adriano Aprà) 2017 Shadowgram doc. 2021 Viaggio nel crepuscolo doc.