Archive of films Umberto Eco –⁠ A Library of the World / Umberto Eco –⁠ La biblioteca del mondo

2022, 80 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2023


A cinematic monument, erected as an homage to a man who was fascinated with history and with the miracle of human communication. Told in various chapters, Ferrario’s film takes us on a tour of the mental world of a man whose insatiable sense of amazement and insightful intellect ensured his legacy in Western culture not just as a leading academic but also as a widely recognized author of fiction. The director intersperses archival footage with a tour of Eco’s famous personal library, interviews with members of his family, and excerpts from his writings, while also touching on themes that have taken on greater importance since Eco’s death in 2016.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Davide Ferrario

Davide Ferrario (1956, Casalmaggiore, Italy). Selected filmography: La fine della notte (1989), After Midnight (Dopo mezzanotte, 2004), Primo Levi’s Journey (La strada di Levi, 2006, doc.), Freedom (Tutta colpa di Giuda, 2009), Blood on the Crown (Just Noise, 2021), Umberto Eco – A Library of the World (Umberto Eco – La biblioteca del mondo, 2022).


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Davide Ferrario
Screenplay: Davide Ferrario
Dir. of Photography: Andrea Zambelli, Andrea Zanoli
Music: Fabio Barovero
Sound: Vito Martinelli
Editor: Cristina Sardo
Producer: Davide Ferrario, Francesca Bocca
Production: Rossofuoco
Coproduction: Rai Cinema
Cast: Giuseppe Cederna, Niccolò Ferrero, Paolo Giangrasso, Walter Leonardi, Zoe Tavarelli, Mariella Valentini
Sales: Fandango


Davide Ferrario

Film Director, Film Director


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