Memories, on the Road to Auschwitz

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    Memories, on the Road to Auschwitz

    Memorie, in viaggio verso Auschwitz

    Directed by

    Italy

    2014

    76 min

    • Italian

    Documentary

    Roberto loves history, in particular WWII. His life has been marked by drugs, communities and prison, but also by movies and literature. For his thirtieth birthday, his brother gives him a slow journey, by train, to a destination that is off the beaten track. A journey to Auschwitz, a walk back in time to rediscover the roots of their relationship.

    Awards

    • Avanti! Award - Torino FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Roberto Monte
    Danilo Monte
    Salvatore Monte
    Irma Mucci
    Tullio Monte
    Jessica Serioli
    Gabriel Monte
    Lorena Grigoletto
    Laura D’Amore
    Simona Tilenni
    Screenplay
    Danilo Monte
    Cinematography
    Danilo Monte
    Editing
    Danilo Monte
    Music
    Massimo Arvat

    Director's Statement

    In an attempt to interpret the thoughts of my maestro Alberto Grifi, I could say that the film counts as a process of human relations that are set in motion during its realization. In this sense, MEMORIES is a therapeutic, personal movie. It springs from the controversial and difficult relationship between my brother and me, and it represents a possibility I gave myself to recreate a dialogue that had been missing for years. The language is spare and minimal: during the shooting I worked instinctively, without worrying about the shots, only trying to confront myself with my brother, an attitude that became even stronger during the editing, during which I refused any artifice.

    Production
    POLIVISIONI.ORG
    Production
    DON QUIXOTE

    Press

    It is an instinctive documentary... and therapeutic as well, because while it unravels, it resolves problems, it puts back together a human relationship.

    David Monastra, Giornale dello Spettacolo

    Danilo Monte

    Danilo Monte

    Italy

    Danilo Monte (Italy) is a director, director of photography and film editor. A self-taught filmmaker, he is interested in political and social topics.