Goffredo Fofi does not want to be considered an intellectual but he has spent his life founding magazines, writing books, reviewing movies. The film portrays his tireless political and cultural work and his encounters with famous figures such as Elsa Morante, Carmelo Bene, Danilo Dolci, Aldo Capitini, Totò, Luis Bunuel, Ada Gobetti, Raniero Panzieri, Pasolini, Fellini… People with whom “it was nice to fight” but, in certain cases, it was just as nice to make up with them. And then, 1968, the extra-parliamentary groups, ideological excesses, discovering new authors and directors. Social work as a political resource. The profile of a heretical intellectual and an extraordinary cultural organizer reveals a very critical view of Italian society, its power mechanisms, and the injustice that leaves a mark on it.
Felice Pesoli (Milan, Italy) edited the journal “Video Magazine” during the 1980s and in 1990s was one of the founders of the Invideo festival. A producer and writer of television programs, he has worked as the head of scheduling for Stream and Tele+. In recent years, he has worked above all as the author of TV programs, directing numerous documentaries for the Rai program La storia siamo noi. In 2015 he presented at the Torino Film Festival.
Un giro di Walter (tv, doc., 2006), Duilio Loi, vita da ring (tv, doc., 2009), Gigi Meroni. Il ragazzo che giocava un altro gioco (tv, doc., 2010), Mezzo secolo minuto per minuto (doc., tv, 2011), Milanesi del tacco (tv, doc., 2011), A qualcuno piace Fred (tv, doc., 2011), Gli italiani di Albanese (tv, doc., 2012), Credere, obbedire, competere (tv, doc., 2102), Gigi Rizzi, autobiografia di un playboy (tv, doc., 2013), Prima che la vita cambi noi (doc, 2015), Suole di vento - Storia di Goffredo Fofi (doc, 2020).
“The personal, cultural, and political story of Goffredo Fofi has always fed off contradictions, heated confrontations, and important second thoughts, all underpinned by a vocation for teaching that he never abandoned. And thus, a film that portrays him can be anything but celebratory, his character does not permit it. In keeping with this premise, the movie doesn't avoid clashes or cultural contradictions; in fact, they give it some of the vitality that is so well represented by the continuous changes of settings that Fofi's life proposes.”