admin On settembre - 4 - 2012

Presented at the collaterla section of the Venice FF 2012, Venice Days, 'Acciaio' is the brand new movie by Stefano Mordini, starring Vittoria Puccini and Michele Riondino, based on the book by Silvia Avallone.

, the steel worker works on a continuous cycle, twenty-four hours a day and never stops. There, by the sea, on the island of Elba, is a paradise so close, yet so unattainable. In the middle, neither here nor there, Anna and Francesca, young but already old, have a friendship as special as love itself. The same love keeps Alessio, Anna´s brother, going. A factory worker to the core, the only girl he wants is Elena, the girl he cannot have. One day love arrives, as powerful as it is unexpected for all, and life suddenly accelerates until it cracks, bleeds and breaks.

“We have gone beyond the wall which contains, hides and stops any assistance given to the hard work of men and women. We have observed the power and the greatness of the machine which transforms, and the man who puts the final touches. We have tried to film the enemy, but while we waited for it to appear, we didn´t find it. The enemy cannot be found inside factories, he is outside of it, far away. As much as we could, we tried to lend a listening ear, we tried to organize the least amount possible, while trying to blur the lines between stage and real life, between recited and lived situations. And then we stopped and met the two girls from the novel, inside their own environments, in their own light, with the clothes they had chosen for themselves, with their own voice tone, their rhythm, their music, their own point of view, and their own words. We did this before starting to film. What happened afterwards was just a consequence. 'Shadow changes position at the same time as light.'” (Stefano Mordini)




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