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FOR LUCIO

by Pietro Marcello

synopsis

This is a tribute to an artist whose songs told the story of Italy at a time of rapid social and cultural change. Thanks to the testimony of the singer’s manager and friend Tobia Righi, and an effective and original use of archive material, Pietro Marcello retraces the life of Lucio Dalla, making him a spotlight through which Marcello sheds light on a country that rose from the ruins of the Second World War to sever its roots with peasant culture and move towards a future of factories, consumerism and mass car production. Not handsome or dashing like the other singers of his generation, Lucio Dalla embodied a different role model that was closer to ordinary people. For here was an artist capable of transposing the poetry of Roversi, who provided the lyrics for some of Dalla’s most beautiful songs, into a musical arrangement that spoke to everyone.

international title: For Lucio
original title: Per Lucio
country: Italy
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Pietro Marcello
film run: 79'
screenplay: Pietro Marcello, Marcello Anselmo
cinematography by: Ilyà Sapeha
film editing: Fabrizio Federico
producer: Beppe Caschetto, Anastasia Michelagnoli
executive producer: Francesca Andreoli, Giulia Moretti
production: IBC Movie, RAI Cinema
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