NEXT STOP: ROME
Director(s): Vassili SILOVIC – Writer(s): Vassili SILOVIC Contact Print page
Rome, « The Eternal City ». Few cities in the world offer such a visible display of the passing of ages. A Pagan temple hidden under a church of the Middle Ages, the mythical Via Appia or the ideal residential district imagined by Mussolini… 2500 years of civilisation, religion and life styles.
Rome and cinema are inseparable – Audrey Hepburn on a Vespa, Marcello and Anita in the Trevi fountain… The golden age of Cinecitta, though, is but a nostalgic souvenir and a new generaton of filmakers have to battle to keep a certain idea of independent cinema alive.
3. Once Upon a Prayer
Rome is a dual capital – that of Italy and that of the Catholic church. Religion is everywhere, but even the chruch has learnt to adapt to the modern world. A spiritual city tour, to discover that times have changed indeed…
4. The Flip Side of Culture
Many Roman artists exist outside the « official » culture : singers, musicians, painters, graffiti artits, frescoe painters...They hope for a multicultural society. Encounter with the Rome of rebels and protesters…
5. Vino, Gnocchi and Poetry
What’s left of the oppulent food of the ancient Roman Empire ? A gastronomic exploration of Rome. On the menu: oxtail, gnocchis, good wine and the mysterious connection between spaghetti and adultery….