Based on Kevin Macdonald’s concept for “Life in a Day,” Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores has created a touching mosaic of life in Italy during one day; October 26th, 2013.
Italians were asked to record and send in videos via their smartphones or video cameras. The result is a collage of 632 videos selected among the 44,197 sent from all over Italy exposing everyday Italians’ hopes and fears. This experiment portrays Italy through the eyes of Italians, going inside their homes and letting them decide what to show and share. The engaging insights range from the birth of a child to the breathtaking eruption of the Mount Etna volcano all the way to the view of Earth from an Italian Astronaut’s space shuttle.
*NOT SCREENING IN HOBART OR BYRON
Italy in a Day sessions will be preceded by short film E.T.E.R.N.I.T. (2015) dir. Giovanni Aloi.
Ali is a Tunisian worker at a construction site removing asbestos. When he learns that the visas for his wife and daughter are finally ready, to welcome his wife, he will have to make a difficult choice. Venice Film Festival 2014: (Horizons). Screening courtesy of the Italian Short Film Centre.