BELLEZZA, ADDIO by Carmen Giardina, Massimiliano Palmese
With the presence of the directors, the composer Pivio and Barbara Alberti
The portrayal of an Italian poète maudit of the late 20th century, Dario Bellezza, the troubled protagonist of a cultural season filled with talents, such as Sandro Penna, Alberto Moravia, Elsa Morante, Anna Maria Ortese, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. A provocatory and controversial homosexual, whenever he was qualified as maudit – cursed – he would reply “but blessed by the Muses,” with typical polemic, irreverent spirit.
Actress Carmen Giardina was directed by C. Comencini, M. Risi, P. Greenaway, G. Sepe, U. Marino, Manetti Bros., and A. D’Alatri; as a film director, she made several shorts and the film that premiered at the 2020 Pesaro Film Festival, 1968 - The Braibanti Trial, co-directed with Massimiliano Palmese (novelist, poet, playwright, and translator of Shakespeare’s Sonnets).
cinematography Andrea Josè Di Pasquale
editing Andrea Campajola
productor Rino Sciarretta
production Zivago Film - Luce Cinecittà
cast Barbara Alberti, Antonella Amendola, Ulisse Benedetti, Franco Cordelli, Ninetto Davoli,
Giuseppe Garrera, Maurizio Gregorini, Fiammetta Jori, Renzo Paris, Elio Pecora, Paco Reconti, Nichi Vendola
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