New Directors Competition
Daniele is a young man from Sant’Erasmo, an island on the edges of the Venice Lagoon. He lives on his wits, isolated even from his peer group who are busy exploring an existence of pleasure-seeking expressed in the cult of the barchino (motorboat). This obsession focuses on the building of ever more powerful engines to transform the little lagoon launches into dangerously fast racing boats. Daniele too dreams of a record-breaking barchino, but everything he does to further his dream and win respect from the others turns out to be tragically counterproductive.
Presented at the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival.
Daniele Barison, Bianka Berényi, Maila Dabalà, Alberto Tedesco, Jacopo Torcellan
Marco Alessi, Marta Tagliavia, Fiorella Moretti, Hedi Zardi, Dmitry Saltykovsky, Rafael Minasbekyan
Dugong Films com Rai Cinema, Luxbox, Unbranded Pictures, Alebrije Producciones, Mirfilm
Born in Ravenna, Italy, in 1972. As a visual artist, he worked with a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art. Directed several shorts that were screened both in important festivals and museums. His first feature film, the documentary The Challenge (2016, 41st Mostra), won the Special Jury Prize of the Filmmakers of the Present section at Locarno Film Festival. Atlantide is his second feature film.