OFFICIAL COMPETITION 31st TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
IN CONCORSO AL 31°TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
The Train to Moscow chronicles the end of an era and the end of a dream through the eyes of Sauro Ravaglia, an amateur film-maker, barber and communist. It is 1957 and Alfonsine is just one of the many small towns in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region where communist local governments have reigned supreme in the wake of the destruction wreaked by the war. Sauro and his friends dream of a world of peace, brotherhood, and equality: they dream of the Soviet Union. A once in a lifetime opportunity comes their way when they have the chance of attending the World Festival of Socialist Youth in Moscow. Sauro and his friends arm themselves with an 8mm camera to film their great journey. What happen when they come face to face with their utopian dream?
La fine di un mondo attraverso lo sguardo e i filmati 8mm del barbiere comunista Sauro Ravaglia. È il 1957 ad Alfonsine, uno dei tanti paesini della Romagna “rossa” distrutti dalla guerra. Sauro e i suoi amici sognano un mondo di pace, fratellanza, uguaglianza: sognano l'Unione Sovietica. Arriva l'occasione di una vita: visitare Mosca durante il Festival mondiale della gioventù socialista. Sauro e compagni si armano di cinepresa per filmare il grande viaggio. Ma cosa succede quando si parte per filmare l'utopia e ci si trova di fronte la realtà? -
Produzione/ PRODUCTION: Kiné- Vezfilm con/WITH Home Movies-Archivio Nazionale del film di famiglia, Fondazione culturale San Fedele, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Apapaja
Undocumented migrants win the battle to get their papers. A historic strike filmed from within. Despite having no papers, Mohamed, Diallo, Hamet and others have worked and paid taxes in France for years in restaurants, cleaning companies, or construction. In 2009. they go on strike along with 600 other undocumented workers to demand their legalization. They have invested all their energy in this battle: now that their status has been disclosed publically, there is no way back. Directed by: Lucie Tourette. Release: January 2013.
AWARDS: Jonio Educational Film Festival 2007, Terra di tutti film festival 2007
SELECTIONS (more than 16): Sulmona Film Festival, Teksfestival, Les recontres du cinema italien de Grenoble, Festival del cinema Africano di Milano (...)
ABOUT: 25 million Brazilians are of Italian origin. Almost all of them are the descendants of the Italians who left poor rural Italy at the end of the 1800’s for a continent which promised wealth and a better life. After only a century however, the direction of migration has been completely reversed. Italy which a century ago was a place to escape from, has in the meantime become "the first world", the longed for final destination of immigrants throughout the world. The only thing which does not seem to change is the plight of those forced to migrate.