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


  • Tommaso Meloni
  • Simone Biggio
  • Daniele Fulghesu


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

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.


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