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    Blue

    Blu

    Directed by

    Italy

    2018

    20 min

    • Italian

    Documentary

    BLU tells a nocturnal and underground journey inside the TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), the machinery used to dig tunnels and subways around the world. The departure of the TBM from a station and its arrival to the next, mark the stages of the film, a passage that goes from the darkness of work underground to the landing at the station, when the breakdown of the bulkhead frees workers from the bowels of the earth and their endless night. The film's gaze is aimed at the normally inaccessible and invisible places and shows the indissoluble bond between men and machines, between high technology and manual labor, between security and ancestral fears, between programming and randomness. BLU is a tribute to all invisible workers.

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    Screenplay
    Massimo D'Anolfi
    Martina Parenti
    Production
    MASSIMO D’ANOLFI, MARTINA PARENTI
    Massimo D'Anolfi

    Massimo D'Anolfi

    Italy

    We are first and foremost two craftsmen of cinema. We write, we shoot, we assemble our movies. It's how we like it and it suits our deepest nature.

    Born in Pescara, Italy, in 1974, Massimo D'Anolfi has worked as a videographer, assistant director and scenographer. He forms a directorial duo with his wife Martina Parenti. They founded and make their films through their production company Montmorency Film. Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti have been making films together for the past decade. They have shared the development, research, writing, production, filming and editing of several acclaimed documentary films which have been shown worldwide: SPIRA MIRABILIS (on international stories of immortality, 2016), THE NEVER-ENDING FACTORY OF THE DUOMO (on the eternal work established for Milan's cathedral, 2015), DARK MATTER (a look at an Italian industrial military complex, 2013) and THE CASTLE (four seasons of daily operations at Milan's Malpensa Airport, 2011). His project WAR AND PEACE co-directed with Martina Prenti was selected for the Venice Gap-financing market 2019.

    Selected Filmography

    Martina Parenti

    Martina Parenti

    Italy

    We are first and foremost two craftsmen of cinema. We write, we shoot, we assemble our movies. It's how we like it and it suits our deepest nature.

    Born in Milan in 1972, Martina Parenti has worked in TV and cinema as a director of many documentary films. She forms a directorial duo with her husband Massimo D'Anolfi. They founded and make their films through their production company Montmorency Film. Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti have been making films together for the past decade. They have shared the development, research, writing, production, filming and editing of several acclaimed documentary films which have been shown worldwide: SPIRA MIRABILIS (on international stories of immortality, 2016), THE NEVER-ENDING FACTORY OF THE DUOMO (on the eternal work established for Milan's cathedral, 2015), DARK MATTER (a look at an Italian industrial military complex, 2013) and THE CASTLE (four seasons of daily operations at Milan's Malpensa Airport, 2011). Her project WAR AND PEACE co-directed with Massimo D'Anolfi was selected for the Venice Gap-financing market 2019.

    Selected Filmography