Documentary, by Anna Maria Achilli, Italy, 2023.
Garbatella as a place of birth and belonging. A short film dedicated to the characteristic Roman district, on the occasion of its centenary, with anecdotes of Roman culture. The "Roman spirit" of a particular community, democratic and supportive that during the Second World War was a partisan district, told between Cinema, Poetry, Architecture and popular anecdotes, by the actors Massimo Wertmuller and Anna Maria Achilli both born, at a distance of some year, in Via delle Sette Chiese. Filmed at the end of 2020 in full pandemic, in HD and with smartphone, it tells, through the life experiences of the two protagonists, the story of Garbatella, one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of the capital. With music by Ottorino Respighi taken from the triptych "Pini di Roma" - "Fontane di Roma" - "Feste Romane", written by the famous composer in the years in which the Garbatella was built and chosen because they evoke the melodies of Romanesque popular culture.
Biography of the director - ANNA MARIA ACHILLI
She is an eclectic and versatile director, author and actress. She graduated from the "Academy of Fine Arts" in Rome, where she studied scenography and direction with Toti Scialoja and Oscar winner Dante Ferretti. You studied diction with Piero Bernacchi, the historic guiding voice of RAI. For several years she was the official RAI voice for journalistic programs, numerous promotional spots and documentaries, dubbing films and fiction, working with dubbing directors such as Rodolfo Bianchi, Isabella Pasanisi, Paolo Buglioni, Claudio Capone and Dario De Santis. An eclectic artist, she has written texts for theatrical performances and has edited and adapted theatrical works by famous authors such as Shakespeare and Dickens. She performed alongside Giorgio Colangeli, Massimo Wertmuller, Elio Pandolfi, Paolo Buglioni, Walter Maestosi, Laura Gianoli, Emilio Bonucci, Daniela Poggi, the pianist Bruno Canino, the jazz singer Ada Montellanico, the percussionist Tony Esposito, the pianist and composer Ugo Montarsolo, the pianist and composer Alessandro Gwis.