Archive of films San Siro / San Siro

2014, 26 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2015

Penetrating the bowels of the monster isn’t easy but this film anatomy of the renowned Milan stadium succeeded in doing just that. Although the roar of the match wafts in from a distance, this elegantly concise film brings to life the magic of a fascinating place dedicated to a ritual with today’s greatest mass appeal.


The church music playing over the closing titles emphasizes the significance of an event that occurs at a place which is tantamount – if we accept the perception of football as a religion – to holy ground or, at the very least, a mystical location. Even still, this “anatomy of a stadium,” as the director himself calls it, isn’t a commentary on the phenomenon of football as a substantive or clinical study of a place. From certain angles, San Siro reveals itself to us as a monstrous yet fascinating structure that employs countless people whose roles have been subordinated to a single purpose.

Viktor Palák

About the director

Yuri Ancarani

Yuri Ancarani (b. 1972, Ravenna, Italy) is an Italian filmmaker involved in video art whose work evolved from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art. His films have been accepted into the programs of leading world festivals, including Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, and IDFA, and shown at top exhibition halls in New York, Los Angeles, and Rome. Selected filmography: The Chief (Il Capo, 2010), Da Vinci (2012), and Memories for Moderns (Ricordi per Moderni, 2013).


Studio Ancarani
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Imagina
Director: Yuri Ancarani
Screenplay: Yuri Anacarani
Dir. of Photography: Yuri Ancarani
Music: Lorenzo Senni, Wang Inc.
Editor: Yuri Ancarani
Art Director: Yuri Ancarani
Producer: Marta Bianchi
Production: Careof DOCVA
Coproduction: Sky per il Sociale
Sales: Studio Ancarani

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