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Mirafiori Lunapark

Mirafiori Lunapark

original title:

MIRAFIORI LUNAPARK

directed by:

screenplay:

Stefano Di Polito, Anna Gasco

cinematography:

production:

Alien Films, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

78'

format:

colour

release date:

27/08/2015

festival & awards:

Mirafiori, the historical headquarters of FIAT’s first car-manufacturing factory and a symbol of labor union’s struggles of the 1970s, is about to be revamped: the old abandoned warehouse is going to be torn down to make room for the new golf course. But Carlo, Franco and Delfino, who spent most of their lives working in that factory, are not going to leave the premises without trying one last time to repopulate the neighborhood and reconnect with their sons and grandchildren.
DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
The movie doesn’t offer a new economic recipe: it focuses on the need to gather the intangible heritage of factories. Mirafiori was the largest industrial establishment in Italy. It was a migration destination from Southern Italy, where dreams of redemption brought by the economic boom gave children the opportunity to get a better education. And it was the stage for political clashes and conquered rights. Factories are the legacy of an era. Before erasing the signs of the past, we need to ensure a less empty future by building a more intimate, sincere and emotional relationship with what we once were.