DERAGLIAMENTI IN OFFICIAL COMPETITION AT IT'S ALL TRUE - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
In São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from March 22 to April 1, 2012
Treviso, March 2012. Fabrica, the creative lab of the Benetton Group, announces the participation of its recent production, Deragliamenti, in the official selection at It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival, the leading event exclusively devoted to non-fictional cinema in South America, as part of the International Short Film Competition program.
Deragliamenti tells of Milo Manara’s experience and joint work with Federico Fellini to transform the screenplay of the film Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet into a comic strip.
Originally written by Federico Fellini, Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet has been defined as “the most famous film never made”. Fellini’s decision to abandon the project just before the start of filming is shrouded in mystery. The most likely explanation is that the film in some way brought him face to face with his own death. It tells in fact of the wandering journey of a cellist in the afterlife and the project was described by Fellini himself as “the story of a man who is dead without knowing it”.
At the age of seventy-two Fellini started work with a longstanding friend, one of the world’s best known illustrators, Milo Manara, on a project entitled Il Viaggio, to transform the screenplay of Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet into a comic strip and in this way exorcise the lack of closure of the film. Ironically Il Viaggio was Fellini’s last work before his death in 1993.
Deragliamenti was produced entirely by Fabrica and directed by Chelsea McMullan, a young Canadian resident in the video area who has already produced experimental videos and documentaries.
The short documentary has been nominated for a Genie Award, the most important Canadian prize, for Best Short Documentary. Furthermore, it participated in official selection at the 2011 edition of Toronto, Vancouver and Santa Barbara International Film Festivals, while its trailer features at the first anthological exhibition on Milo Manara, set up at the Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, in Siena (Italy), open until April 9, 2012.
It’s All True Festival was founded in 1996 by film critic Amir Labaki. It presents around 100 titles, in competitive programs for Brazilian and International short and features/medium-lenght documentaries, the Latin American Focus, the informative section State of Things, Retrospectives and Special Screenings.
Saturday, March 24 at 3pm and Saturday March 31 at 11am
At Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – São Paulo
Friday, March 30 at 2.30pm and Saturday March 31 at 10.30am
At Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – Rio de Janeiro
For further details please contact:
Fabrica Press Office