16° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
Davide Ferrario: The Documentaries

Materiale resistente

by Davide Ferrario, Guido Chiesa
Country: Italy
Year: 1995
Duration: 80'


This movie has become a classic, the winner of many prizes in numerous festivals (starting with its "premier" in Turin in 1995). Materiale resistente was also a comforting case of public acclaim, with independent distribution in movie theaters, clubs, associations and home video release. The film, which begins with a concert in Correggio on April 25, 1995, traces the meaning and the emotions of the antifascist movement from the generation of the Partisans in 1944 to the twenty-year-olds of today.

Biography

film director

Guido Chiesa

Guido Chiesa (Turin, 1959) moves to USA in 1983 where he works for Jim Jarmush, Amos Poe, Michael Cimino and Nicolas Roeg. Back to Europe, in 1990 he directs his first long feature film, Il caso Martello, winner of the Grolla d'Oro at the Mostra del Cinema in Venice as best first work. His second long feature, Babylon, has won the FIPRESCI prize at the Turin Film Festival. He has made some of the most important historical documentaries in Italy, like: Partigiani, on the memories and the meaning of Resistance in Italy; Nascita di una democrazia, on the making of the Italian Constitution. In 2000, his Il partigiano Johnny is screened at the Mostra d'Arte Cinematografica in Venice.

FILMOGRAFIA

Give Me a Spell (cm, 1985), Black Harvest (cm, 1986), Il caso Martello (1991), Civiltà (cm, 1992), Il tempo dei sogni (cm, 1993), Babylon (1994), Memorie da una fabbrica (1994), Torino in guerra: 1940-1945 (1995), 25 aprile: la memoria inquieta (1995), Quei momenti eroici (1988-1995) (cm, 1995), Materiale resistente (1995, co-regia Davide Ferrario), Rane culatelli & lucciole: la pianura di Bertolucci (1996), Ritratti d'autore: i fratelli Taviani (1996), Partigiani (1997, co-regia Davide Ferrario, Antonio Leotti, Daniele Vicari), Petali di candore Marlene Kuntz '96-'97 (1997), Nascita di una democrazia (1997), Volare - La grande trasformazione (1998), Un giorno di fuoco (1998), Una questione privata. Vita di Beppe Fenoglio (1998), Non mi basta mai (1999/2000, co-regia Daniele Vicari), Il partigiano Johnny (2000), Provini per un massacro (2000), Alice è in paradiso (2002), Sono stati loro. 48 ore a Novi Ligure (doc., 2003).

Davide Ferrario

(Casalmaggiore, Cremona, Italy, 1956) graduated in Anglo-American literature. In the beginning of the 1980s he works with different cinema magazines and organizes film festivals and events. He is the author of many essays on cinema, of novels and several screenplays. He has directed short films and documentaries, and, among the long feature films, we would like to mention La fine della notte, Tutti giù per terra, based on the novel by Giuseppe Culicchia, and Guardami, screened in Venice in 1999. His novel Fade to Black, with fiction figure of Orson Welles, has been translated in many languages and in 2006 became an Oliver Parker’s film production of the same title. He partecipated at the Torino Film Festival with several titles, among which Materiale resistente (1995), codirected with Guido Chiesa, Sexx (2016), and Cento anni (2017). In 2020 he presented at the Festival the documentary feature Nuovo cinema paralitico (2020).

FILMOGRAFIA

Non date da mangiare agli animali (cm, 1987), La fine della notte (1989), Lontano da Roma (doc, 1991), Anime fiammeggianti (1994), A Rimini (cm, 1995), Il figlio di Zelig (cm, 1995), Materiale resistente (co-regia Guido Chiesa, doc, 1995), Confidential Report (doc, 1996), Estate in città (cm, 1996), Partigiani (doc, 1997), Tutti giù per terra (1997), Figli di Annibale (1998), Sul quarantacinquesimo parallelo (doc, 1998), Guardami (1999), Comunisti (doc, 1999), Linea di confine (doc, 2000), La rabbia (doc, 2000), Le strade di Genova (doc, 2001), Fine amore: mai (doc, 2002), I Tigi a Gibellina (doc, 2002), Mondonuovo (doc, 2003), Dopo mezzanotte (2003), Se devo essere sincera (2004), La strada di Levi (doc, 2006), Tutta colpa di Giuda (2009), Piazza Garibaldi (doc, 2012), La luna su Torino (2014), La zuppa del demonio (doc, 2014), Accademia Carrara: il museo riscoperto (doc, 2015), Sexxx (doc., 2016), Cento anni (doc., 2017), Nuovo cinema paralitico (docufilm, 2020), Blood on the Crown (2021).

Cast

& Credits

Director: Guido Chiesa, Davide Ferrario.
Director of photography: Gherardo Gossi, Giovanni Cavallini.
Editor: Luca Gasparini.
Sound: Giuseppe Napoli.
Music: CSI, Ustmamò, Modena City Ramblers, Africa Unite, Marlene Kuntz, Disciplinatha, Lou Dalfin e molti altri.
Production company: Franca Bertagnolli, Davide Ferrario e Maurizio Totti - Dinosaura, via San Martino 9, 24129 Bergamo, Italy, tel. +39-35-252969.
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