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)

Director's Biography
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
60 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Silvia Bellotti
Editing Lea Dicursi
Sound/Sounddesign Eduardo Di Pietro, Giovanni Sorrentino, Claudia Brignone
Producer(s) Antonella di Nocera
Parallelo 41, Arci Movie, Rai Cinema
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere