Complicated investigation of a bombing
July 2, 2012, 4:00 PM
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy, the Italian contribution to the Main Competition reconstructs one of the deadliest bank bombings that killed seventeen people and injured close to a hundred at Milan’s Piazza Fontana in 1969. The film, directed by sixty-two-year old Marco Tullio Giordana, depicts the events that led to the bombing and the investigation that followed.
The script is based on Paolo Cucchiarelli’s book, adapted for the screen with the help of the renowned Sandro Petraglia, who says he is ready to leave political films behind at least for a while. “I’m in a state of detox right now. What I would like is to work on something like My Brother is an Only Child where we depicted those times in a lighter tone. Films like Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy are extremely taxing. We had to read the court documents, but write the dialogues ourselves based on our analysis, which is more difficult than just making them up,” said Petraglia about his three years of work on the film.
The political thriller portrays the complicated investigation and conspiracy theories about the bank bombing and stirred a lot of emotions in Italy. According to Petraglia, the creators had no problem with censorship. “The Piazza Fontana bombing is history. It marked the transition of rich catholic Italy to terrorism,” said the writer, recalling the events of his student years. At that time lead investigator Calabresi was considered to be the bad guy, but in the film he becomes the hero that pursues the truth no matter the cost.
July 2, 2012, 17:00, Grand Hall
July 3, 2012, 13:30, Pupp
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