From The Order of Things by Segre to The House of Others by Amelio: Italian cinema in Venice faces reality
What strikes in the first day is the italian films, that characterized yesterday's presence in Venice, broach topics of great interest and actuality. There are two films that have drawn the attention.
The first is The Order of Things, the film by Andrea Segre, played by Paolo Pierobon, Valentina Carnelutti and Giuseppe Battiston.
A film of rare actuality that, as has been said, if you did not know it was a fictional film made in two years, you might think of an instant movie.
The film tells Corrado's story, a policeman for the European task force in charge of immigration control, is on a field assignment in Libya. During a night patrol in the desert, he meets Swada, a young Somaliwoman who left her war-ravaged country in order to try and reach Europe. Corrado gives her something to eat and drink before she resumes her journey. But their destinies are now linked, and Corrado will soon find himself faced with a choice: respect his orders and the law, or save Swada’s life.
Gianni Amelio, on the other hand, lights up the spotlight on Amatrice's situation destroyed by the earthquake a year ago with the short film House of Others. It is a story about Amatrice's situation built with the testimonies of its inhabitants, with rescuers.
A film that is born out of indignation, from the will to "move the waters". The same title House of Others polemically refers to the widespread habit of "thinking that tragedies only concern those who are far from us".