THE CONQUEST OF AMERICA “When I was realizing this film, I have rarely thought about finishing it.
A beach, a construction site, a cement skeleton and a young couple
thinking about their life. The man is a construction worker hired to help
build a shopping center. The archive images and the commentary of a
journalist show various moments of the demolition of the eco-monster
Punta Perotti in Bari while the radio news program broadcasts the
head of state’s words of regret for the people who die on the job. The
young couple is frustrated by this situation and considers leaving Italy
and changing their life.
Rather, I’ve tried to use it to mold my conscience in order to share
it with others and in this way to help make films not just a way
of showing, denouncing, recounting, moving and entertaining, but also
a way of thinking. And to give a different form to these thoughts that
sets them apart from daily life, from the uninterrupted flow of interior
monologs each one of conducts.”
THE CONQUEST OF AMERICA
“When I was realizing this film, I have rarely thought about finishing it.
Mattia Petullà (Catanzaro, Italy, 1981) has a degree in communication sciences
and is one of the founders of OrfeoTv. In 2004, he presented a work of video dance at the Berlin Trasmediale Festival. His investigative video Grand Hotel Bologna 2, produced by OrfeoTv, was a finalist in 2005 at the 11TH Ilaria Alpi Awards. In 2006, during the Rotterdam Film Festival, he made an installation entitled Metamedium, which was presented at the city’s center of contemporary art. In 2008, he helped edit the documentary film Medusa by Fredo Valla and collaborated with the Teatrino Clandestino theatrical company. At the moment, he is working on two documentaries, Old Cinema and Playing Maruata; he is editing the first and is the director of photography of the second.
Grand Hotel Bologna 2 (TV, doc., 2005), La conquista dell’America (cm, 2009).
director, film editing
Andrea Mochi Sismondi,
Elenfant Film Italia