Almost a week ago, on the 20th of November, the same day the Torino Film Festival was inaugurated, a director left us who was building a path of life and cinema that was impressing and exciting us. Valentina Pedicini had succeeded in a few years to give a precise direction to her cinema that could, we are sure, surprise us even more also and above all for her ability to make us uncomfortable, not to leave us comfortable in the face of the realities that he decided to tell.
Born in 1978 in Brindisi, a city that tells, uneasily and passionately in My Marlboro City, a film with which she graduated in 2010 at Zelig – school of documentary, television and new media in Bolzano, In 2013 he made the first documentary along Dal Profondo, which won the Solinas Prize and took part in the Rome Film Festival. In 2016 the short film Era ieri was selected at the Venice Film Critics’ Week and in 2017 it debuted in the fiction feature film Dove cadono le ombre, presented at the Venice Days.
She dedicates himself to Faith, a documentary about a group of Warrior Monks, thus deepening his fascination with the world that had already marked his first short exercise film at Zelig, Pater Noster. Faith found its world premiere at the IDFA in Amsterdam.
To remember Valentina in the best way, the Torino Film Festival will involve, Saturday, November 28 at 12.00 in a meeting introduced and moderated by Davide Oberto (in studio) and Mazzino Montinari (in connection from Rome): Heidi Gronauer, Alessandro Borrelli, Alfredo Covelli, Marcella Libonati, Francesca Manieri, Paola Malanga, Donatella Palermo and Costanza Quatriglio.
Each of the guests represents a specific period of the artistic life of Valentina Pedicini, starting from her early years at Zelig and then moving on to the films that have consecrated her both in Italy and abroad, in the great international festivals and experience as a teacher of the Experimental Center of Cinematography – Documentary in Palermo.
The meeting will be broadcast live on the Youtube
channel of the Torino Film Festival.
A few hours later, Saturday, November 28 from 14.00 on the platform of Mymovies (for 24 hours) will be available ERA IERI (Italy, 2016, 13′) and DAL PROFONDO by Valentina Pedicini (Italy, 2013, 72′).