NEW - In Production 2022
S. Shah Povia & P. Curzi
The rise of Italian fascism today proves that Italy has never come to terms with its past. The mayor Giorgio Frassineti wants to create the first ever museum on fascism in Predappio, Mussolini’s hometown and fascist pilgrimage destination, to counter this uncomfortable legacy. Through other examples like Spain and the affair of Franco’s tomb, this documentary is an opportunity to trigger a reflection on the collective memory of a nation and on what it means to deal with the legacy of a dictator. This project makes a particular sense today as populisms and nationalisms are rising again worldwide.
HD – 90’ & 52’
Best arts & culture Pitch 2020
A French Enclave in Jerusalem
Very few people know that France is ruling over a little piece of land in Jerusalem. For centuries indeed, the French flag has been flying over 4 enclaves: St Ann Church, the Tombs of the Kings, the Church of the Pater Noster on the Mount of Olives and Abu Gosh, a Benedictine monastery. Through this, France is leading an active and yet fragile foreign policy in the Near East and particularly in the Holy City. This Christian presence together with the Vatican, the Greek Orthodox and the Armenian Church seems to bring balance to the always-on-the-verge-to-explode situation. This documentary is a journey through time, art, religion and politics.
HD – 52’ – Produced by Illégitime Défense – Available End of 2022
A history of the Jesuits is another story of the Catholic Church: tumultuous, ambitious, energetic, mixing knowledge, power, the sciences, the arts, grand adventurers, and discoveries, but also polemics, politics, conflicts of interest, entryism and networks, even the trading of favors.
It is this other story of the Catholic Church that we want to relate in this 3 x 52- minute miniseries by highlighting its strong personalities, history- steeped places, magnificent architecture and exceptional situations triggering extraordinary events.
HD – 3 x 52', 2 x 52' & 90'Available 2020