What is the relationship of Italians with corruption like? The film-maker travels across Italy from its northern extreme to the southern one, asking this question to her fellow citizens. The result is a series of unexpected conversations and testimonies, both amusing and tragic, that make up a collective portrait where the boundary between right and wrong is blurred. The eclectic Italian landscape, a character in its own right, is a counterpoint to the chorus of voices from several generations.
The “talking heads” are here replaced by “talking hands” extremely expressive and unmistakably Italian.
Caterina Pecchioli (Florence, 1978) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the DAMS University (Visual Arts, Cinema, Music and Performing Arts Studies) in Bologna. Her work focuses on identity, territory and social issues. Since 2003 her work has been presented in many festivals, art institutions and museums around the world. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: The Nationless Pavilion (Venice Art Biennale 2015), Label201 (Rome), Cairo Video Festival, MACRO Contemporary Art Museum (Rome), Mulle International Arts Festival (Seoul), Parc de la Villette (Paris), MAAM (Rome), Instant VideoFestival (Marseille), Arti et Amicitiae (Amsterdam), Triennale di Milano, Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt (Utrecht), Arte Tv, Ikono Tv.
Director: Caterina Pecchioli
Camera: Aimée Zito Lema, Caterina Pecchioli
Editing: Aline Amélie Bonvin, Caterina Pecchioli
Music: Juan Felipe Waller
Produced by: Dugong(ITA), Shoot&Post(SW), in association with Luca Borkowsky(DK)