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Shellen, Chris
Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues – they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of all ages played a part – the role of themselves. Monticchiello’s annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years. But with an aging population and a future generation more interested in Facebook than farming, the town’s 50th anniversary performance just might be its last. SPETTACOLO tells the story of Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern-day process, as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the Dallas International Film Festival. Official Selection at the SXSW Film Festival. "Come for the drama, stay for the gorgeous scenery." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star


Grasshopper Film, 2017.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Andrea Cresti, Chiara Del Ciondolo, Gianna Fiore

Originally produced by Grasshopper Film in 2017.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Shellen, Chris, film director.; Malmberg, Jeff, film director.; Cresti, Andrea, actor.; Del Ciondolo, Chiara, actor.; Fiore, Gianna, actor.

Grasshopper Film (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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