15 documentaries linked to Tuscany: the projects have been selected as part of the Open Call in support of documentary production organized by the Programma Sensi Contemporanei Toscana per il Cinema, with funding of € 207,000.
The announcement was made by the Toscana Film Commission during the 59th edition of the Festival dei Popoli, the historic international event dedicated to documentaries.
The documentary projects which will be made starting from 2019 will feature original portraits of important historical figures, like “Gino Bartali: le silence du juste”, a French production directed by Serge Korber; “Carlo Cassola: la Toscana nell’anima”, directed by Giordano Cossu, the author’s descendant; “Caterina”, by Francesco Corsi dedicated to Caterina Bueno; “Florence, the consul and me” by Gianmarco D’Agostino, about Gerhard Wolf, the German consul in Florence between 1940 and 1944 and “L’anarchico venuto dall’America” about Prato’s Gaetano Bresci.
Art will be the thread that unites other documentaries: “Cercando Valentina – il mondo di Guido Crepax” by Giancarlo Soldi, “Paperman”, by Tuscan director Domenico Zarrara and “Jan Jedlicka – tracce di colore nel paesaggio” by Petr Zaruba.
The other projects supported are: “Arrivederci Saigon”, by Wilma Labate, “Voronoff, dal pianeta degli umani”, by Tuscan director Giovanni Cioni, “Sono innamorato di Pippa Bacca, chiedimi perché” by Simone Manetti, “Looking for Negroni”, by Federico Micali, “Storia di B. La scomparsa di mia madre” by Beniamino Barrese, “La donna che riapriva i teatri” by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti and “Al Mugello non si dorme” by Marta Innocenti.
The support provided for the production of documentaries is part of a strategy –in addition to the Festival dei Popoli, Florence also hosts the only movie theater in Europe dedicated to documentaries, the Cinema La Compagnia – which confirms Tuscany’s position as the adopted home of real life cinema.