VOGLIAMO ANCHE LE ROSE
We Want Roses Too
A film by
produced by MIR Cinematografica
with RAI CINEMA
In association with
Fox International Channels Italy CULT
in co-production with
ventura film and RTSI - Televisione Svizzera
Gianfilippo Pedote e Francesco Virga
co-produced by Andreas Pfaeffli e Elda Guidinetti
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Now available in dvd
We Want Roses Too aims to portray the deep change brought on by the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s.
The film looks again at recent events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women. Rather than focus on the alleged objectivity of facts, the film gives space to a chorus of voices that narrate those events in first person, visually supported by archival footage of the period, drawn from the most varied sources - institutional, public, militant and private.
Anita, Teresa and Valentina come from different Italian regions and different social backgrounds, but share the same feelings: they no longer feel part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of "husbands" and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.
To bring to life the events described in the three women's diaries, I use archival material, including photos, family film footage, romantic photo novels, TV reports and debates, independent and experimental films, private and militant film footage, advertising, music and animation, both from the period and made especially for the film. The idea is to go beyond a mere historical reconstruction, capturing as much of the emotional and existential truth that history is also made of. These materials, along with the three diaries, provide the visual-sound base for a new look at our recent past, at a time when the future looks uncertain.
In this film, I chose to examine the history of women in Italy from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s in order to relate it to our current present so charged with conflicts and contradictions; I did this with the intention of offering food for thought on issues that remain partially unsolved, or are even radically challenged today.
Where have these women come to rest today? What kind of self-awareness have they achieved, and what are the objectives they have yet to reach, and the desires they have yet to fulfill? How do they experience romantic relationships, love, motherhood?
In 1912, thousands of striking women workers from textile mills in Massachusetts marched on the street chanting the famous slogan "We want bread, but we want roses, too". Today, the bare necessities - bread - may perhaps be taken for granted. But women fought for a world in which the poetry of roses also had a place, and this battle is as current today as it was then.
FOOTAGE OF THE FILM
the three original diaries come from Fondazione Archivio Diaristico Nazionale Pieve Santo Stefano
- "X chiama Y" by Mario Masini
- "Anna" and "Festival del proletariato giovanile al Parco Lambro" by Alberto Grifi
- "Se l'inconscio si ribella" by Alfredo Leonardi
- "D - non diversi giorni.." by Anna Lajolo and Guido Lombardi
- "Il piacere del testo", "Il filo del desiderio", "Ciclo continuo", "Bagagli" by Adriana Monti, animazioni di Giulio Cingoli - Studio Orti
- "Curiosità" and "La ragazza ideale" by Nino e Alfredo Pagot
- "Cenerentola" by Pino Zac
- "L'amore in Italia" by Luigi Comencini
- Archivio filmati storici Studio Moro
- Cineteca di Bologna
- Fondazione Cineteca Italiana
- Archivio privato Ranuccio Sodi, Show Biz, Milano
- Cinefiat, Torino
- Teche Rai - Rai Trade
- Cineteca del Friuli
- Cineteca Nazionale
- Fondo privato Franca Zacchei
- Fondo privato Clelia Pallotta
- Fondo privato Famiglia Summaria
- Fondo privato Anna Bottesini
- Fondo privato Giorgio Magister
ALINA MARAZZI, born in 1964, lives and works in Milano, Italy.
A documentary film director. Has worked as assistant director for feature films and video art projects. Her critically acclaimed Un'ora sola ti vorrei won best Italian documentary at the 2002 Torino Film Festival, and received special mentions by the jury at the 2002 Locarno Film Festival and at the international It's All True Festival in São Paulo in 2003.
Filmography (documentaries): Per Sempre, a Cisa Service-RTSI co-production; Un'ora sola ti vorrei, 2002 (55 min.), a Venerdì-RTSI co-production; Il sogno tradito,1999 (46 min.), produced by Camera G&P, for RAI3; Ragazzi dentro,1997 (two 45-min. segments), produced by Camera G&P, for RAI 2; Il Ticino è vicino?, 1995 (46 min); Mediterraneo, il mare industrializzato, 1993, (52 min.); Il declino di Milano, 1992 (52 min.), a Studio Equatore-RTSI co-production
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MAURO ERMANNO GIOVANARDI
Film Production company founded in 2005 to produce film projects and documentaries that contemplate the uncertainties of the modern world.
Some of the films produced by GIANFILIPPO PEDOTE and FRANCESCO VIRGA, MIR partners and producers include:
Italian Dream (2007) feature film by Sandro Baldoni
Per sempre (2005) documentary by Alina Marazzi, produced by MIR Cinematografica and CISA Service (Lugano), co-produced by RTSI - Swiss Television- Locarno Film Festival 2005.
Fame Chimica (2004) feature film by Antonio Bocola and Paolo Vari. Produced by Coop Gagarin with UBU Film, Cisa Service (Lugano), TSI, in collaboration with Tele +. Distribution Lucky Red. Venice Film Festival2003 – New Terrotories.
La Situazione, (2003), documentary by Alessandro Piva, produced by. Venerdì with Tele+
Un'ora sola ti vorrei (2002), by Alina Marazzi, produced in collaboration with TSIand Tele+. Mikado Distribution. Best documentary, Turin Festival - 2002; special mention Locarno Film Festival, Festival dei Popoli, Maremma Film Festival - 2002; International Documentary Festival, São Paulo, Brazil - 2003.
Il Mnemonista, (2001) feature film by Paolo Rosa produced by Studio Azzurro. Distribution Mikado
Tartarughe dal becco d'ascia (2000), feature film by Antonio Syxty. Produced with Teatro Out Off. Distribution Lantia
Pompeo (1999) short fiction by Antonio Bocola and Paolo Vari, Produ. Filmmaker and CNCA
Evidence (1995), by Godfrey Reggio, music by Philip Glass. Produ. Fabrica, Studio Equatore. Locarno Film Festival, Piazza Grande.
Il Pratone Casilino (1993) by Giuseppe Bertolucci inspired by Petrolio by Pasolini. Produ. Navert film, Studio Equatore and CISA Service, Lugano.
Anima Mundi (1991), short film by Godfrey Reggio, produced by Studio Equatore, WWF International. Distributed by WWF and Miramax. 48° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia. Winner of several awards: Mostra International de Cinema, São Paulo; Bombay International Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; Seattle International Film Festival;. present in several permanent collections: British Film Institute, George Eastman House, Harvard Film Archives, Musée du Cinéma Cinémathèque Française, MOMA New York, Pacific Film Archives, UCLA Film and Television Archive.
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Nominated at the "David di Donatello" award (2008) for the best documentary
In theaters 07/03/2008
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