A Noble Revolution

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    A Noble Revolution

    Una nobile rivoluzione

    Directed by

    Italy

    2014

    83 min

    • Italian

    Documentary

    The life of Marcella Di Folco, president of the Transsexual Identity Movement, activist and actress for Fellini. The period in Rome, when she was still Marcello, then Bologna and the sex change. A life dedicated to the fight for civil rights and her public role in a city that becomes a mirror of Italian history.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Marcella Di Folco
    Screenplay
    Simone Cangelosi
    Roberto Nisi
    Fulvia Antonelli
    Silvia Silverio
    Cinematography
    Debora Vrizzi
    Editing
    Fabio Bianchini Pepegna

    Director's Statement

    I met Marcella in 1998. She was a remote person at the time: a political figure in Bologna, president of Transsexual Identity Movement. I never would have imagined that we would become friends. I started to understand who Marcella was as I stood by her side in her dynamic life as an activist; we traveled across Italy, went to pride parades, to interviews and political campaigns, and participated to the committees she was involved in with such unparalleled generosity. Through those experiences, I listened to her life stories and discovered her vulnerability hidden behind her explosive strength, her complexity, her charisma, and her courage. From the very first time we met, I knew that she was a historical figure. That's why, the day after she died, I decided to make this movie.

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    THE OPEN REEL
    Production
    PIERROT E LA ROSA
    Production
    KINE

    Press

    Cangelosi knew Marcella Di Folco well... That is why the different narrative levels have always an intimate, emotional approach.

    Alessandra Vital, Reppublica

    Simone Cangelosi

    Simone Cangelosi

    Italy

    Simone Cangelosi (Pisa, Italy, 1968) majored in film studies at the University of Bologna. He worked for years restoring films for the Cineteca di Bologna. In 2007, he completed DALLA TESTA AI PIEDI, the short documentary he started working on in the late 90's using amateur stock footage. In 2010, he and Luki Massa made FELLINIANA: an interview with Marcella Di Folco on her experience in Federico Fellini's films.