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The 74th Venice International Film Festival will premiere a new documentary about the earthquake that devastated central Italy one year ago.
The new film from Gianni Amelio, Casa d’altri, will screen at the Sala Giardino on Aug. 31 in memory of the victims of the Aug. 24, 2016 natural disaster. It resulted in nearly 300 deaths and destroyed much of the cultural towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto.
Last year, Venice canceled its opening gala to honor the victims of the earthquake.
Rai Cinema produced Casa d’altri with support from Mibact and Anica.
The aim of the documentary, according to Rai general director Mario Orfei, is “not only [to commemorate] an anniversary, but to provide the opportunity through the film medium to reflect upon and share an important project for reconstruction.”
“Gianni Amelio has given us an artist’s vision of the sorrow and civil consequences that concern us all,” said Rai Cinema CEO Paolo Del Brocco. “Photographing the efforts of a people that with great dignity and pride has sought to leave the tragedy of August 24, 2016 behind it, and start from the ruins to restore its wounded identity.
The Venice International Film Festival takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 9.
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