Atomic Conversations

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    Atomic Conversations

    Conversazioni atomiche

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    84 min

    • Italian


    ATOMIC CONVERSATIONS is a delicate and earnest love declaration to Italian science, and Felice Farina has chosen to state in the shape of a "scientific comedy": it is a road movie and a quest for knowledge in the land of contemporary physics, where Farina himself uses his own camera-man, the young, underpaid and reluctant Nicola, as a guinea pig to demonstrate that even hard topics like quantum mechanics and general relativity can be explained to whoever is convinced to be incapable of understanding them or, even worse, doesn’t even care for such things.
    While ATOMIC CONVERSATIONS is a frugally crafted docu-comedy with a clear educational purpose and an unprecedented selection of rare archive footage, it is also a passionate invitation to everyone who craves to take a peek inside the daily life of those people who have chosen to dedicate their entire lives to ask questions in the name of knowledge.


    Giovanni Amelino Camelia
    Andrea Ghigo
    Catalina Oana Curceanu
    Catia Milardi
    Marcello Messina
    Antonella De Ninno
    Guglielmo M. Tino
    Alberto Giazotto
    Franco Frasconi
    Andrea Di Paola
    Alessio Giunta
    Marcello Massimini
    Felice Farina
    Nicolas di Valerio
    Fabrizio Campioni
    Nicholas Di Valerio
    Felice Farina

    Felice Farina


    Felice Farina (1954) was born and lives in Rome. He has been involved in animation, special effects, multivision and continues to be passionate about image processing which he personally performs on digital bases. He started his activity as director by making some short-movies and industrial documentaries; between 1980 and 1990 made and was in charge of some broadcasts for RaiDue and RaiTre. He recently went back to documentaries with and independent production company, NinaFilm, with which he made many documentaries and some works on art and architecture for Geo&Geo (RaiTre) among them MACHINE BUILDERS on kinetic artists, and Mounds of mud” on Paolo Soleri and his utopian architecture. He made is first feature-film SEMBRA MORTO... MA E SOLO SVENUTO in 1986, and it was presented at the “Settimana della Critica” in Venice. Other titles include CONDOMINIO, ULTIMO RESPIRO, BIDONI and LA FISICA DELL'ACQUA.

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