Progresso Renaissance

Portovesme, Sardinia. Images of a past summer. The waves of the sea crash ceaselessly on the rocks. A group of boys ride their bikes to the beach, passing abandoned industrial buildings that once heralded a new age. In this cross-genre film made up of archive footage and 16mm recordings, the time between 1969 and the present seems to merge. In a region in which development has come to a standstill, the group of boys symbolizes a whole generation.
by Marta Anatra
With Tommaso Meloni, Simone Biggio, Daniele Fulghesu
Italy / France 2019 Italian,  Sardinian 20’ Colour Documentary form

With

  • Tommaso Meloni
  • Simone Biggio
  • Daniele Fulghesu

Crew

DirectorMarta Anatra
CinematographyGabriel Dutrait
EditingMarta Anatra
MusicFabrizio Bozzi Fenu, Erika Sofia Sollo, Gino Robair
Sound DesignFabrizio Frisan
SoundFabrizio Frisan
Assistant DirectorClaudia Mollese
ProducerMarta Anatra
Executive ProducerMarta Anatra
Co-producerMartine Derain
Co-productionFilm Flamme, Marseille

Produced by

Marta Anatra

Cagliari, Italy

Marta Anatra

Born in Sardinia in 1972, she now lives in Marseilles. A fine artist, director and editor, she studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and then documentary at the Aix-Marseille University. Progresso Renaissance is her fourth short documentary. She is currently working on her first feature-length film.

Filmography

2011 L’uomo d’argento; short documentary 2012 Architetto verde; short documentary 2013 Radici aeree; video installation documentary 2015 La double absence; short documentary 2019 Progresso Renaissance; short documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020