Videocracy

Videocracy

  • Director(s): Erik Gandini
  • Producer(s): Erik Gandini
  • Country: Sweden, Denmark
  • Year: 2009
  • Duration: 80 min
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Format: 35 mm
  • Website: www.atmo.se/film-and-tv/videocracy/

Italy’s wanna-be’s, theirup-starts, show men and show women personify the greatest aspirations of beauty in Berlosconi’s Italy today. After all, having a media mogul for president for so long can ever so subtly turn the public away from each other and from truth, towards a simpler version of existence where morality is only set by what you see in the mirror. Erik Gandini exploits his position as insider and ex-pat to make sharp incisions into the new consciousness of Italy under Berlusconi, pointing a lens at three stories that centre on the country’s obsession with fame, a sardonic sexuality and greed. Gandini’s work has borne the brunt of censorship recently after ruffling the creases in many a politician’s suit both inside and outside Italy. So you know it’s got to be good. This is Italy from above and below the belt. This is Italy through a lens darkly.

“Gandini maintains a critical distance and treats modern Italy as both comedy and tragedy.” - Toronto International Film Festival

Director Filmography
  • 2005, Gitmo
  • 2003, Surplus
  • 2001, Sacrificio
  • 1998, Amerasians
  • 1994, Raja Sarajevo
Credits
Executive Producer(s):
Kristina Åberg
Associate Producer(s):
Ann-Louice Dahlgren
Cinematographer(s):
Manuel Alberto Claro, Lukas Eisenhauer
Editor(s):
Johan Söderberg
Music(s):
Johan Söderberg
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