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Quarantine Mood

Alessandro Marinelli

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“Quarantine mood”  was the recipient of the first prize of the A-Place short film competition 'A Confined Urban Vision' (2020).
Director Alessandro Marinelli, written and edited with Simona Messina.

An intense love story that the documentary filmmaker Alessandro Marinelli lives towards the Roman suburbs, in a sort of contemporary revisitation of the path taken by other illustrious predecessors. It is in these areas of the city, certainly less touristy, but no less dense with stories and characters, that everything finds its place. During the silent quarantine, the Tor Pignattara neighbourhood is a dispenser of pure emotion: you can hear the chirping of birds, just as you can observe the life of one of the most multi-ethnic areas of the capital that flows on the terraces and roofs.

“The idea for this short film – explains Alessandro – was born in an afternoon in March, when we discovered we had a condominium terrace overlooking the beautiful roofs of Tor Pignattara. We observed the neighbourhood from an unusual point of view, trying to capture the life we saw around us. With our point of view coinciding with that of the inhabitants and the terrace which, during the quarantine, was transformed into a privileged observation point to capture beauty and reality”.

Tor Pignattara is thus the symbol of every city that intends to re-emerge in the poetry of its territory.

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