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Atlantide
Atlantide
2021 Italy, France, United States, Qatar 105 min N-16
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From the timeless perspective of the Venetian landscape, youth of surrounding islands is observed. Daniele dreams of a record-breaking barchino (motorboat), one that will take him to the top of the leader board. Everything he does to further his dream and win respect turns out to be tragically counterproductive. The point of no return is a foolish, vestigial tale of male initiation. Violent and destined to fail, it explodes dragging the ghost city along on a psychedelic shipwreck.

“How do you sink a whole city without destroying it? Quiet landscape is disturbed by the noise of the engines of the motorboats, their bottoms are beating against the water together with the rhythms, blasting from the sound systems – moments worthy of music videos are created, but at what cost? Yuri Ancarani’s Atlantide is an extraordinary and visual metaphor of a collapse – one of life, dreams and the city itself.” (Ignė Smilingytė)

World Premiere: Venice Film Festival, Horizons, 2021
Director's biography
Yuri Ancarani (b. 1972) is an Italian video artist and filmmaker. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art, and are the result of a research aimed to explore regions which are not very visible in the daily life. His works have been shown at national and international museums and exhibitions, as well as film festivals. He received Special Jury Prize at Locarno for his documentary The Challenge (2016).

9.0
Total votes: 11
Director(s) - Yuri Ancarani
Screenwriter(s) - Yuri Ancarani
Actors - Daniele Barison, Bianka Berényi, Maila Dabalà, Alberto Tedesco
Producer(s) - Marco Alessi, Dmitry Saltykovsky
Cinematographer - Yuri Ancarani
Editor(s) - Yuri Ancarani
Sound - Mirco Mencacci
Composer(s) - Francesco Fantini, Lorenzo Senni
Sales agent - Luxbox
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Translation - Ieva Frigerio
Dialogues - Italian
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Director's biography
Yuri Ancarani (b. 1972) is an Italian video artist and filmmaker. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary cinema and contemporary art, and are the result of a research aimed to explore regions which are not very visible in the daily life. His works have been shown at national and international museums and exhibitions, as well as film festivals. He received Special Jury Prize at Locarno for his documentary The Challenge (2016).

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