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PRIMO LEVI'S JOURNEY

Italy (MIFF 2007, Documentaries)

Director: Davide Ferrario

PRIMO LEVI'S JOURNEY

“[A] gently moving vision of people and lands struggling to reconcile the past with an uncertain present.” - Variety Primo Levi's horrific account of surviving Auschwitz, If This is a Man, is considered one of the seminal texts on the Holocaust. Levi's story didn't finish upon his escape. It took him 10 months and thousands of miles to return to his home in Torino, a journey that spurred his metamorphosis from prisoner to free man and which he later recounted in The Truce. Sixty years later, Davide Ferrario retraces Levi's voyage, using it as a compass to examine the landscape of contemporary Europe. Encountering the remnants of the Soviet Empire, Chernobyl, neo-Nazi rallies and the uncertain future of modern migrants, what we find is a world that has (and has not) changed.

D Davide Ferrario P Rossofuoco S Davide Ferrario, Marco Belpoliti WS Adriana Chiesa Enterprises L Italian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/92mins

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