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DCP - HD - 2015 - italy - 78 Min - Color / Black & White

PORNO & LIBERTA’

Porno & Libertà (original title)


A film by Carmine Amoroso

PORNO E LIBERTA' Porn to be free is the first documentary giving an insight on the Italian 70’s and tracing porn’s incredible genesis from the first magazines, photoshoots, censorship issues to its political and social repercussions — such as the election of Porn-star Ilona Staller (Cicciolina),  the first to become parliament’s member.

It also offers food for thought about the 70’s & 80’s periods, years of transformations in which, pornography became a tool of protest and liberation, a real language.

The documentary brings to light a wide range of exclusive materials and interviews – pornographers, porn stars, writers, intellectuals, philosophers and feminists, from Lasse Braun to Riccardo Schicchi, from Marco Pannella to Ilona Staller, from Helena Velena to Judith Malina – who recall and recount what deserves to be defined as the most important sexual revolution in decades.




Carmine Amoroso

Biography:

A director and screenwriter, he has written and directed a number of investigative reports.  He collaborated with Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Ugo Pirro, Leo Benvenuti and Piero De Bernardi. He wrote the screenplay for Mario Monicelli’s PARENTI SERPENTI (Une Famille formidable) from which the homonimous play has been staged uninterruptedly in Italy and Spain for years.  

In 1996 he made his director’s debut with the Franco-Italian co-production COME MI VUOI (Embrasse-moi, Pasqualino), the first Italian film to address the topic of transgenderism. It marked the screen debut of the Monica Bellucci-Vincent Cassel couple and became cult all around the world.

In 2007 he directed his second feature film, COVER BOY: THE LAST REVOLUTION, produced by Paco Cinematografica. The film received critical and popular acclaim and was selected in more than 90 festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards and featuring among the third Italian films shortlisted for the 2009 Oscars.

In 2008 he wrote the script for SOUND OF MOROCCO, documentary directed by Giuliana Gamba, produced and distributed by Cinecittà Luce. 

In 2009 he was elected to the Executive Council of the association of Italian film directors and writers.

He is currently a lecturer in Direction and Stage Writing at the Italian National Film School. 

Carmine Amoroso


Original language: Italian
Produced by: Zut Film

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Festival(s):

IFFR ROTTERDAM 2016– Community Cameras Section– World Premiere

BAFICI 2016 - Panorama Cinefilias 

Docs Against Gravity – Fetish and culture