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19 November 2017

Fedeli alla linea, quasi

Fedeli alla linea, quasi

original title:

FEDELI ALLA LINEA, QUASI

directed by:

cinematography:

Tommaso Lessio

production:

Istituto Europeo di Design

country:

Italy

year:

2007

film run:

18'

format:

DV Cam - colour

status:

Ready (14/03/2007)

festival & awards:

In Venice, hidden between the laundry hung out to dry and a small altar with an image of Jesus, there is a legendary section of the Italian party Rifondazione comunista. Gianni, Saverio and Corrado have met their daily since 1973, the year the local branch of the communist party was formed. And day after day, things have happened over the years: the wall has fallen, the Soviet Union has crumbled, the party has split, and now there is little political discussion, leaving room for chatting and telling anecdotes. But when the nearby branch of the Ds party usurps the old symbols or when the Lega Nord holds a rally close by, the old flame lights up again and their simplicity turns to politics once more.