MAXXI square – free admittance until full capacity
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A film by Silvio Soldini (Italy, 2018, 58’), dedicated to Raffaello Baldini whose dialect poems, read and recited by friends or by actors such as Ivano Marescotti and Gigio Alberti, brood over layers of almost Fellini-esque irony and mystery regarding nothingness and death.
Silvio Soldini skilfully assembles voices, verses, photos, super8 footage to construct the figure of this timid, sensational intellectual (a kind of Becket of the Romagnolo dialect), who for years was the chief cultural editor for Panorama, unceasingly cultivating in private verses of a captivating intelligence and musicality, capable of leaving the likes of Ronconi or Cavazzoni speechless.
Mario Sesti movie critic and jorunalist
In collaboration with Fondazione Cinema per Roma/CityFest and Biblioteche di Roma.
Tied-winner of Best Italian Documentary of the Year award within the Extra Doc Festival – curated by Mario Sesti – during Cinema al MAXXI.