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DCP - HD - 2016 - Italy - 62 Min - Color / Black & White

Because I am a genius! Lorenza Mazzetti

Perché sono un genio! Lorenza Mazzetti (original title)


A film by Steve della Casa, Francesco Frisari

Lorenza Mazzetti’s “genius” resides in her fantastic and profound outlook she uses to tell her extraordinary story and create the most part of her works. Adopted by the Einstein family, which was exterminated by the SS in the early 1950s, Lorenza decided to go to London to forget the tragedy she witnessed when she was just a little girl.

Once in London she managed to enter the well-known Slade School of Fine Art where she stole a movie camera and shoot "K", a reinterpretation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Thanks to this incredible first film she got in contact with Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson establishing the Free Cinema Manifesto and revolutionized British cinema. Her second film "Together" was awarded in 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

Having returned to Italy, she joined Paola, her twin sister with whom she lives nowadays. Through Lorenza’s memories, animation of her paintings and the everyday life we discover a funny old woman who still exhibits all the freedom and the innocence of childhood.




Steve della Casa, Francesco Frisari

Biography:

STEVE DELLA CASA

A Film Critic, one of the founders of the Turin Film Festival (1982), of which he was Artistic Director from 1999 to 2002, then Artistic Director of the Roma Fiction Fest (2007 – 2013), president of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (1998 – 2002), and of the Torino Piemonte Film Commission. Since 1994 he has been the author and voice of the radio program Hollywood Party of RaiRadio3. He has directed television transmissions and documentaries of Film Culture.

FRANCESCO FRISARI

Degree in Philosophy, and Doctorate in Aesthetics. Radio and Television author. For Rai Radio 3 he has collaborated with the programs Fahrenheit and Hollywood Party, and made numerous radio documentaries. For Radio 3 he has worked for the program Pane Quotidiano, and is presently working for Quante storie, and making documentaries.

Steve della Casa, Francesco Frisari

Filmography:

STEVE DELLA CASA

I TARANTINIANI (2013, Italy) - documentary

Direction by Steve Della Casa and Maurizio Tedeschi

Winner of the Nastri d’Argento 2014

 FLAIANO - IL MEGLIO E’ PASSATO (2010, Italy) - documentary

Direction by Steve Della Casa and Giancarlo Rolandi

 VENEZIA ’68 (2008, Italy)- documentary

Direction by Steve Della Casa and Antonello Sarno

 UOMINI FORTI (2006, Italy) - documentary

Direction by Steve Della Casa

 COLPI DI LUCE (2004, Italy)- documentary

Direction by Steve Della Casa, Matteo Spinola, Francesca Calvelli

FRANCESCO FRISARI

IL VIAGGIO DELLA SISES – MONDIALI IN BRASILE 1950 (THE JOURNEY OF SISES – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BRAZIL 1950) (2011, Italy)- documentary

Directed by Francesco Frisari


Original language: Italian, English
Produced by: Tangram Film
With the participation of: Francesca Padula
With the support of: British Film Institute, Roma Lazio Film Commission
In collaboration with: SKY ARTE HD


Festival(s):

Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia - Venice Classics