Il paese dove gli alberi volano, film di Jacopo Quadri e Davide Barletti

date

09. February 2019

time

10:30

location

Biblioteca Villino Corsini
Villa Pamphilj, ingresso da Largo III Giugno 1849
00164 Rome, Italy

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Ticket

Ingresso libero - previa iscrizione gratuita alle Biblioteche di Roma

The Country where Trees Fly

A film by Jacopo Quadri and Davide Barletti

In a quiet Danish province, preparations are underway for the 50th birthday celebrations of the Odin Teatret, the company which under the guidance of Eugenio Barba changed the direction of theatre in the second half of the twentieth century, enriching its alphabet by feeding on the theatrical cultures of the world. From the most far-reaching latitudes of the planet – Kenya, Bali, Brazil, India, and Europe, too – teams of children, youths and artists come to Holstebro bringing energy to this collective event with their acrobatics, music and voice, all under the impetuous gaze of the barefoot, white-haired director.

The Odin Teatret is not just a theatre company; it is an extensive and timeless community, a visionary flow and uncompromising pace of life; it is a tangle of wild humanity whose constancy, intuitions, paradoxes and horizons are tenderly examined in this film. For half a century, actors who are also bricklayers-dressmakers-organisers, the auditor who is a postman-academic, a farm loaned to the theatre and the director-welder-woodsman, have all given rise to this partnership of political vision and universal value of art. The preparations for this celebration – which engages tribal rhythms and western classics in the entertaining search for a common language – invokes the prospect of mixing together the earth and the sky with a regenerative fire and flying trees.

Directors Davide Barletti, Jacopo Quadri

Writers Davide Barletti, Jacopo Quadri in collaboration with Mauro Marino

Cinematography Davide Barletti, Nicolò Tettamanti

Sound Antonio Barba

Editing Jacopo Quadri

Editing Assistant Martina Ghezzi

Producers Davide Barletti, Jacopo Quadri, Cristina Rajola

Production Fluid Produzioni e Ubulibri
Support Apulia Film Commission, Creative Europe Programma Media in collaboration with Sky Arte (2015)