ERTO – The moon beneath the water

A documentary by Alessandro Negrini

A fresco of the dreamlike atmospheres in a small mountain village split between a yearning to be reborn through art and the need to hold on to the memory of a painful past.

Info: FULLHD, 99′, Italy, Slovenia
Theme: Art, Human Interest, Author’s point of view
Subject: Alessandro Negrini, Elisa Nocente
Treatment: Alessandro Negrini, Fabrizio Bozzetti
Producer: Marta Zaccaron
Co-producers: Igor Pediček, Beppe Leonetti
Production: Incipit Film
In Association with: Incandenza Film
Coproduction: Casablanca Productions
Status: in distribution
With the support of: MEDIA, Norsk Film Institute, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, FVG Film Commission, Piemonte Doc Film Fund, RTV Slovenia, MIC (tax credit)

A portrait of the community of Erto, in the Dolomites, which 60 years ago suffered a huge human disaster, due to external ambition and avidity, and still fights for dignity and recognition. Over the past 10 years, the director has filmed the mayor fighting together with his people for not being forgotten by the national institutions. Through the voice of Nature, we see the efforts of the community,  which at a certain point breaks up due to a project that aims at creating a work of art on the dam, at the origin of the disaster: while for the mayor and the art curator it is a way to rise up the village and look forward, for some it would be another step to make people forget the tragedy.

– DOK Leipzig (2017)
– Visioni Incontra (2022) 

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