NELLA GOLENA DEI MORTI FELICI

by Marco Morandi
IN THE BOTTOM LAND OF HAPPY DEATH - NELLA GOLENA DEI MORTI FELICI

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 46'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Among the ravines and flood plains of the Senio river, in the lower part of the province of Romagna, the small town of Cotignola prepares to construct a large arena made out of bales of hay; it will host readings, performances and concerts. It turns into a big party but two trivial accidents, under similar circumstances, cause the death of two of the organizers. The victims encounter each other in a parallel dimension, where the boundary with the real world becomes increasingly insubstantial.

Director

Marco Morandi

Marco Morandi

Marco Morandi (Ravenna, Italy, 1978), after completing his film studies at the University of Bologna, worked for several years as a video cameraman before specializing in 3D animation. He then moved to Berlin, where he began to explore the field of video art, interactive installations and the production of musical video clips. After returning to Italy, he settled in Milan and enhanced his production with small institutional documentaries and integrated his filmmaking activities with artistic ones. He has exhibited his works in various collective exhibits in Italy and abroad.

Filmography:
Sogno d’amore (cm, 2002), Mad’s (cm, 2003), Erotomania (cm, 2003), Canicola (cm, 2003), 021 (cm, 2006), Opus 23 (cm, 2008), Good Night (cm, 2009), We Move Lightly (cm, 2011), Affetti effetti dell’arte (cm, 2014), L’Albaraz nell’Isola (cm, 2016), Nella golena delle morti felici (doc., mm, 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Marco Morandi
musica/music
Matteo Scaioli
suono/sound
Andrea Lepri
interpreti/cast
Mario Baldini, Mauro Ronconi, Massimo Belletti, Pasquale Ercolani, Ilva Fiori, Valerio Cimatti
produzione/production
Primola Cotignola

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contatti/contacts
Marco Morandi
morandico@hotmail.it

Director statement

“A surreal voyage into Romagna’s philosophy and its theatricality, a place where people blend with the landscape by celebrating their own oblivious comedy; like a natural, metaphysical act, like the passage from life to death. The idea of death is impressed in the memory like a furrow in those fields, which had been divided seventy years earlier by the front line during the war. The bales of hay became an ephemeral architecture of a “scattered theatre” in the landscape, a stage of life in the countryside, the simulacrum of a world that still pulses despite the crushing weight of a blind modernity.”

Synopsis Learn more

Among the ravines and flood plains of the Senio river, in the lower part of the province of Romagna, the small town of Cotignola prepares to construct a large arena made out of bales of hay; it will host readings, performances and concerts. It turns into a big party but two trivial accidents, under similar circumstances, cause the death of two of the organizers. The victims encounter each other in a parallel dimension, where the boundary with the real world becomes increasingly insubstantial.

Director All about direction

Marco Morandi

Marco Morandi

Marco Morandi (Ravenna, Italy, 1978), after completing his film studies at the University of Bologna, worked for several years as a video cameraman before specializing in 3D animation. He then moved to Berlin, where he began to explore the field of video art, interactive installations and the production of musical video clips. After returning to Italy, he settled in Milan and enhanced his production with small institutional documentaries and integrated his filmmaking activities with artistic ones. He has exhibited his works in various collective exhibits in Italy and abroad.

Filmography:
Sogno d’amore (cm, 2002), Mad’s (cm, 2003), Erotomania (cm, 2003), Canicola (cm, 2003), 021 (cm, 2006), Opus 23 (cm, 2008), Good Night (cm, 2009), We Move Lightly (cm, 2011), Affetti effetti dell’arte (cm, 2014), L’Albaraz nell’Isola (cm, 2016), Nella golena delle morti felici (doc., mm, 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Marco Morandi
musica/music
Matteo Scaioli
suono/sound
Andrea Lepri
interpreti/cast
Mario Baldini, Mauro Ronconi, Massimo Belletti, Pasquale Ercolani, Ilva Fiori, Valerio Cimatti
produzione/production
Primola Cotignola

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contatti/contacts
Marco Morandi
morandico@hotmail.it

Director statement Read more

“A surreal voyage into Romagna’s philosophy and its theatricality, a place where people blend with the landscape by celebrating their own oblivious comedy; like a natural, metaphysical act, like the passage from life to death. The idea of death is impressed in the memory like a furrow in those fields, which had been divided seventy years earlier by the front line during the war. The bales of hay became an ephemeral architecture of a “scattered theatre” in the landscape, a stage of life in the countryside, the simulacrum of a world that still pulses despite the crushing weight of a blind modernity.”