Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi: architects of reality

Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi are more than a cutting-edge team of filmmakers with a crystal-clear vision about the world. They singlehandedly reshaped the notion of documentary while spearheading the new wave of Italian cinema of the Noughties. Parenti and D’Anolfi, also a couple in real life, boast an impressive body of work. Their films have been presented all over the world in festivals such as Mostra Venice and Locarno Festival. Their approach to storytelling and editing has been highlighted in films as diverse as The Castle and Dark Matter. Deeply poetical but also rigorously political in their work philosophy, Parenti and D’Anolfi created films that have been praised critically worldwide. Their work questions our relationship to space and society, refusing though to hand out easy answers. Having established a regular workflow, Parenti and D’Anolfi directed six feature-length documentaries in ten years and a short film, with each new work pushing their ambitions towards uncharted territories. Visions du Réel presents the first ever complete atelier-retrospective of Martina Parenti’s and Massimo D’Anolfi’s work. A truly unique opportunity to discover the beauty and mysteries of films that have redefined the notion of documentary filmmaking.