Fifty years after the Piazza Fontana massacre, the story of the years which changed us forever, seen through the eyes those who – then as now – know how to breathe in and interpret the mood of the time, using a movie camera.
Alessandro Bignami (Bologna, Italy, 1971) is screenwriter, a professor of screenwriting for film and television, an editorial consultant, and the author of Il documentario. Scrivere, realizzare e vendere cinema della realtà nell’era dell’artificio (2011). Since 2012, he has been writing and directing in-depth programs about cinema and fiction for Rai Movie and Rai Premium. In 2016, he directed E venne l’uomo: un dialogo con Ermanno Olmi, presented in the Venezia Classici section at the Venice Film Festival. Colpiti al cuore (2019), on cinema and terrorism in Italy, realized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Piazza Fontana massacre, was presented at the Torino Film Festival and competed for the David di Donatello for best documentary.
Prima classe (coregia/codirector Alex Oriani, cm, 2003), E venne l’uomo: un dialogo con Ermanno Olmi (doc., 2016), Colpiti al cuore (2019), Torino 20venti - Storie da un altro mondo (doc, mm, 2020).
“Colpiti al cuore springs from a double passion, a passion for film and a civil passion for our country which, despite everything, we love. And from the conviction that cinema, with the filmmakers who had the courage to recount that season, is one of the best instruments of knowledge, reflection, and memory.”
COLPITI AL CUORE
Italia/Italy, 2019, 131’, col.
colpiti al cuore
regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Gianni Amelio, Marco Bellocchio, Giovanni De Luna, Renato De Maria, Giuseppe Genna, Marco Tullio Giordana, Wilma Labate, Paola Pegoraro Petri