32° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
TFFDOC/ITALIANA.DOC

RADA

ROADSTEAD
by Alessandro Abba Legnazzi
Country: Italy
Year: 2014
Duration: 70'


Perched above the sea, overlooking Paradiso bay in Camogli, is the imposing building that houses the G. Bettolo rest home, a historical institution of the Italian Navy, now owned and managed by INPS. This is where eighteen retired sailors live, a crew forced to live on dry land and which, under the guidance of a film crew, navigates the unknown waters of making a film.

Biography

film director

Alessandro Abba Legnazzi

Alessandro Abba Legnazzi (Brescia, Italy, 1980), after graduating in modern literature from the Università statale of Milan, began working at elementary schools and youth centers, coordinating film laboratories and producing shorts. In 2012, he made his first documentary, Io ci sono, gathering the stories of students and teachers at an elementary school in Brescia. The movie was presented at Milan’s Filmmaker Festival and at the Krakow Film Market. Since 2013, he and Andrea Deaglio have been working on the production of the documentary Storie di uomini e lupi.

FILMOGRAFIA

Io ci sono (doc., 2012), Rada (doc., 2014).

Declaration

film director

“The idea for the project came about through the contrast between the legendary figure of the sailor with the beret and striped T-shirt, and the unusual and melancholy version relegated to a rest home. To somebody who lives on the sea, dry land is synonymous with inert things at rest. And then there is the ‘roadstead,’ the middle moment, when the ship drops anchor and awaits permission to enter the port. In this moment of standstill, the crew kills time by doing maintenance, dawdling and talking about hard knocks, nostalgia, stress and wishes. So I proposed an activity to the sailors to fill their time: we make a movie together, pretending the rest home is a ship in a roadstead.”

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Alessandro Abba Legnazzi
fotografia/cinematography
Matteo Tortone
montaggio/film editing
Enrico Giovannone
suono/sound
Alessandro Baltera
interpreti/cast
Renzo Cavatorta, Giorgio Sartorello, Paolo Mondello, Giacomo Gaggero, Alessandro Bagioli, Primo Conoscenti, Silvia Lorenzo, Eleonora Debenedetti
produttori/producers
Enrico Giovannone, Fabio Ferrero, Alessandro Abba Legnazzi
produzione/production
Officina Koinè
contatti/contacts
BabyDoc Film
+39 011 817 91 92
info@babydocfilm.it
www.babydocfilm.it

TFF

prizes

ITALIANA.DOC 2014

Best film

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