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APERTI AL PUBBLICO / Open to the Public

APERTI AL PUBBLICO / Open to the Public

A Council Housing office in Naples manages about 40,000 apartments. This same office goes from doing a serious job to verbally attacking its customers, from trying to help those in need to refusing to bend any kind of bureaucratic rule, and from explaining everything repeatedly to just nodding and looking blankly into the camera. This might be the most decadent public office to work in, and the employees seem to have been forgotten there for years - but at the same time it feels like a bohemian street theatre, with every character playing a very flamboyant role, and with the result being a brilliant film that is so simple yet a work of absolute genius. (Angeliki Coconi, Unsung Films)

Silvia Bellotti
Born in Rome in 1982, Silvia Bellotti is a video journalist. She began her career in Palermo where she worked for a monthly publication founded by reporters from L’Ora, the historic anti-mafia newspaper. She moved to Naples in 2014 to take part in the first edition of FilmaP – Atelier di Cinema del Reale. “Aperti al pubblico” is her first feature-length film.

Film Selection: Aperti al pubblico (Open to the Public, 2017, doc) — Il foglio (2015, doc short)

Arbeitswelten / Working Worlds 2018

Silvia Bellotti

Italy 2017
DCP / color
60 minutes
Italian
OmeU

Cinematography
Silvia Bellotti
Editing
Lea Dicursi
Sound
Eduardo Di Pietro,
 Giovanni Sorrentino,
 Claudia Brignone

Producers
Antonella di Nocera

Trailer

Production

Parallelo 41, Arci Movie, Rai Cinema

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2017  

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere