– The documentary by Valentina Cicogna and Mattia Colombo, winners of the international competition, zooms in on a pathologist in her fight to guarantee everyone’s right to identity
Pure unknown by Valentina Cicogna and Mattia Colombo
Every night, unnamed bodies land in Dr. Cristina Cattaneothe autopsy room. She calls them the Pure Unknown. These Pure Strangers often belong to the fringes of society – they are homeless people, sex workers, runaway teenagers. In recent times, they have been mostly migrants, rejected by the Mediterranean Sea and stranded on the Italian coasts. If all rights belong to the living, nothing is left to the dead. So what happens when the dead have lost their identity? Faced with this growing multitude, no one seems concerned about their right to dignity. None other than Cristina.
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film profile]world premiered in the international feature competition at Visions du Réel before heading to Toronto’s Hot Docs, where it will be screened in the international competition Spectrum.
“Cristina and her team investigate unknown remains in search of the unmistakable characteristics that constitute a person’s identity and uniqueness. At the same time, they are confronted with questions that go beyond particularism, universal questions like death, mourning, the end of an existence. These are problems that generate feelings common to all: sadness, compassion, emptiness. This is why we feel that Cristina and LabanoffThe work not only explores the identity of the individual, but also that of whole societies, while presenting itself as an “inclusive” response in the context of the anxieties and barriers that characterize our time,” the duo said. of directors.
Pure unknown was produced by Sebastiano Luca Insinga And Chiara Nicoletti for Jump Cut (Italy), in co-production with Amel Sudani for Amka Films Productions (Switzerland), Mario Adamson for Sisyfos Film Production (Sweden) and Silvana Bezzola for RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera. The project received support from Creative Europe – MEDIA, Eurimages, MiC Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, Trentino Film Commission, Piemonte Film Commission – Piemonte Doc Film Fund, Cultural Division Cantone Ticino and Docs Up Fund. Deckert Distribution is in charge of its worldwide sales.
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