by Ilaria Freccia
Country: Italy
Year: 2020
Duration: 83'

Between 1967 and 1977 Italian Art experiences a moment of glory on the international art scene. Art comes out from galleries and museums and becomes expression of social and political change. Gallerists and Italian critics open their doors to the boldest international artists, like Joseph Beuys, Herman Nitsch or Marina Abramovic, who find in Italy the opportunity to freely experiment with visionary and challenging languages. The film describes a period when Italy was the centre of international avant-garde.


film director

Ilaria Freccia

(Italy) worked as photographer and filmmaker for the experimental company Mabu Mines in New York. She was associate producer of the documentary series The Great Pleasure Hunt directed by Elliott Erwitt for the HBO. She has directed and produced many tv documentaries that have received national and international recognition. After La rivoluzione siamo noi (Arte in Italia 1967/1977), she is currently developing the feature film Wildfire and the episodic series Priceless Gift: The Life and Death of Jane Stanford.


La guerra delle bollicine (cm, 1989), Notturno (cm, 1990), Potigai Malai, la dimora degli dei (doc, 1994), Thangam (doc, 1996), Madras Eyes (doc, 1998), L’iniziazione (doc, 1999), Un mondo senza povertà (doc, 2000), Giusto un po’ d’amore (doc, 2002), Padre Pio Express (doc, 2003), Un mondo possibile (doc, cm, 2012), La rivoluzione siamo noi: arte in Italia 1967/1977 (doc, 2020).


film director

Change was the key word in Italy during the second half of the 1970, when the potential behind the economic boost was translated into a revolutionary eagerness. Our documentary revises the cultural power of those new energies that include all aspects of social and cultural life, in particular the contemporary art. So it is that throughout Italy, abruptly devasted by political demonstrations and working-class rallies, the wind of change ignites a restless and eager fire in some young artists.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Ilaria Freccia. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sabrina Varani, Giovanni Zoppeddu. FILM EDITING: Patrizia Penzo. MUSIC: Pietro Freddi, Joaquin Freccia. CAST: Marina Abramovic, Lucio Amelio, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Achille Bonito Oliva, Germano Celant, Mario Franco, Jannis Kounellis, Sergio Lombardo., Mario Merz, Beppe Morra, Paolo Mussat Sartor, Hermann Nitsch, Luigi Ontani, Pino Pascali, Luca Patella, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paola Pitagora, Lia Rumma, Tucci Russo, Fabio Sargentini, Piero Sartogo, Gian Enzo Sperone, Andy Warhol. PRODUCTION: Istituto Luce Cinecittà. DISTRIBUTION: Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

CONTACTS: Cinecittà Luce, Marlon Pellegrini m.pellegrini@cinecittaluce.it