This will be the 40th edition of the Bellaria Film Festival to host the world premiere of the docufilm “La Moda Del Liscio”, directed by Alessandra Stefani.
The docufilm, shot between Emilia-Romagna and Marche, and also made with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Audiovisual Fund, is produced by Scarabeo Entertainment.
The Bellaria Film Festival, one of the oldest in Italy, will be held from May 12 to 15, 2022 in Bellaria Igea-Marina, organized by the municipality, with the artistic direction of Daniela Persico.
A special event will be dedicated to “La Moda del Liscio” which will take place on Sunday May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Smeraldo cinema via Adolfo Albertazzi, with the screening of the documentary film and followed by a meeting with the director and a rehearsal at 8 p.m.
The docufilm has obtained the GREEN FILM certification, issued by the Trentino Film Commission, thanks to the particular attention paid to environmental sustainability during its production.
“A film that really impressed us. Sweetness is often only told in its canon, instead this film shows us an unexpected, funny and at the same time melancholy side of the people who carry on this tradition.“, said the director of the Bellaria Film Festival, Daniela Persico, during the press conference to present the event.
“The fashion for gentleness will not please everyone, but it will amuse more than one, a film where small joys and defeats are superimposed. Tired of didactic clichés, relying on the story of Giacomo (Gherardelli) I came to reconstruct fashion from a different point of view. The energy that emanates from it is all authenticexplains Alessandra Stefani.
The film recounts the last day of glory of a former interpreter of Moda del Liscio, moments that are articulated in the choral history of small and great characters of this genre, between decadence and the desire for survival. Eccentric, visionary, authentic and a little crazy: these are figures who have built the imagination of a land and a people who have never stopped singing and dancing.
Alessandra Stefani is an emerging Italian director, whose career includes ten years as the artistic director of a multinational. In 2017, Alessandra chose to take an important step to align her creativity with her cinematographic ambitions and directed her first short film entitled “Il top in ceramica”, presented in New York on the occasion of the ADC Award.
In 2018, Alessandra attended the New York Film Academy. A few months later, he founded the independent film production company Scarabeo Entertainment and began filming his first feature documentary, “The Arch.” : A road-movie in which the protagonist Dada, a modern explorer, crosses 4 continents in front of 9 world-renowned architects, who, like oracles, will reveal to him how the destiny of humanity is drawn through architecture. The film was selected for the New York Architecture & Design Film Festival, the Milan Design Film Festival, the Seoul International Architecture Film Festival and nominated for the MIFF Awards. From May 2022, “The Arch”. will be broadcast on Sky Arte. She is currently engaged in the production of her third project, the most ambitious, conceived, written and directed by Alessandra Stefani: a dark tale in which hyperrealism and the supernatural merge.
Beetle Entertainment, is a film production house founded in Emilia-Romagna in 2019. Scarabeo is also a transformative presence in the territory with the project of the first Italian private Cineport, a building built in energy class A, with recyclable materials such as glass, stone and wood, in Fiorano Modenese, the work of which is nearing completion. The objective of the Cineporto, recently visited by the President of the Region, Stefano Bonaccini, is to attract the production of films, documentaries and commercials, catalyzing the work of supporting audiovisual creation in a single place, offering spaces adequate and cutting edge – state-of-the-art technology. All in the name of eco-sustainability.
Official ITA trailer: https://youtu.be/ag2CgVOoWDQ
Official ENG trailer: https://youtu.be/plKDRViqnso