With Wonder Pictures in theaters in Italy from October 20 march on rome, a documentary film by award-winning director Mark Cousins that tells the story of a momentous event that happened a century ago – Mussolini’s rise to power and his march on Rome in 1922 – and how it has affected many of the world’s atrocities of the 20th century. since. The unreleased archives straddle the character of Anna (Alba Rohrwacher), and accompany us in a world of toxic masculinity, national frenzy, and fake news with her.
March on Rome – Conspiracy
Cinema, a thrilling story about fascist Italy, its propaganda and atrocities, composed like a symphony. Mussolini’s March on Rome of 1922 influenced many dictators of the 21st century and beyond. Through unpublished archives and Anna’s character, we explore a world of toxic masculinity, national frenzy, and fake news. Mark Cousins, a director who loves cinema, history, Italy. The centenary of an event, the “March on Rome”, which marked our country, and gave an unexpected impression to history. A documentary, “A noi” which celebrates that event as a matrix of fascism. So many details that don’t add up. From here, emerges a desire to better understand, delve deeper, verify, critically, of that film: a great job at slow motion frame by frame to make it feel like the story didn’t play out as they told. …between the repertoire and narration, the voice and face of Alba Rohrwacher, the embodiment of the spirit of the times and the slow awareness. Above all the notion of fascism as representation, also through imagery and falsification. So, an analysis of the detail that sets the Palace of Deception apart.
March on Rome – Trailer & Video
March on Rome – Inquisition
- “March on Rome”, written by Mark Cousins and Tony Sacucci, was presented as a special competition program on the opening day of the 19th edition of the Giornet degli Autori.
- Produced by Palomardoc and Lus Cinecita in collaboration with Il Saggitore, distributed in cinemas by Wonder Pictures from October 20, marking the centenary of the March on Rome, the film is inspired by the philological reinterpretation of A noi by Umberto Paradisi. Produced in 1923 as the official document of the Fascist Party, which led the first government of the fascist era, led by Benito Mussolini.
To us  by Umberto Paradisi
With black shirts, from Naples celebrations to the conquest of Rome. This is the official film of the Historic Days of March on Rome. October 24, 1922: the gathering of Naples – the arrival of the fascist ranks – the Guard of Honor in the Deuce, at the Hotel Vesuvio – the Great Assembly at the Campo dell’Arenecia: the commander in the report – the Deuce arrives – from the Arenacia in Piazza del Plebiscito – Piazza del Collectives and performances in Plebiscito. 28 – 29 October 1922: In Rome – Simulation of siege conditions – A million black shirts waiting at the gates of Rome – Waiting and excitement in the city – Advance order – Roma Madre welcomes the youth of Italy – Benito Mussolini’s arrival. October 30, 1922: Parade of the Black Shirts – in Piazza del Popolo: Deuce and Quadriunvari – Parade with Corso Umberto – Tribute to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Performance to the King in Piazza del Quirinale.
Right-wing politics is present in many places. I grew up in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, our prime year, the “key year” of political and sectarian turmoil. It was a time of low-temperature warfare – a time of troubles – but it was also a time when the British government conducted underground operations with far-right paramilitary forces to crack down on the civil rights movement. Dangerous authority was therefore a part of my life. In the early 1990s I co-directed a film in which we tried to expose the far right in another train journey – France, Scotland, Austria and Germany. So this is a subject that has interested me for most of my career. And the centenary of the March on Rome seemed to me a good opportunity to go back. I wanted to look at the issue from different angles. Of course we had to carefully examine the archival footage of the time and try to show how entangled they were. Movie lie. The whole culture is a lie. The things that many of us love – art, movies, etc. – are potentially our enemies as well. To us! It certainly had a role in the hunt for power. Those who want to control will use all the means necessary and of course they know that cinema is an extraordinary tool: aggressive, immediate and convincing. It knows how to hide its mechanism. Cinema is morally neutral: it is a force for good or for evil. So I knew from the beginning that if I make a movie about A Noi! I wanted to show everything that was not. I would say that although 1922 was an era of ideological control, many directors rejected these controls: Elvira Notari, Chaplin, Carl Theodor Dreyer, etc. Today we have the same option. [Mark Cousins]
Who is Mark Cousins?
Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including Story of the movie: An Odyssey, What is this movie called love?, life can be, A story of children and film, nuclear, stockholm my love, i am belfast And orson welles eyes – premiered at the Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Venice festivals and won the Prix Italia, a Peabody, the Stanley Kubrick Award and the European Film Award for Innovative Storytelling. He filmed in Iraq, during the siege of Sarajevo, Iran, Mexico, throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe. Mark’s books include Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentaries And story of discovery, He has collaborated with Tilda Swinton on innovative film events and tries to find new cinematic ways to explore his subjects: gaze, city, cinema, childhood and recovery. Her 14-hour documentary Women Make Film wants to rethink cinema. his most recent movies are Jeremy Thomas’s Storm, story of discovery And Story of the film: A new generation, He has traveled to Los Angeles, Belfast, Moscow, Beijing, London, Paris, Berlin, Dakar and Mexico City and loves to swim at night.
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