Let’s continue with the titles In Competition for the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Another movie that comes from Italian director Mario Martone, titled Noi Credevamo, or, if you prefer We Believed, is the story that centers on the political violence sparked by Italy’s battle for unification in the 19th century, and it follows:
“…the fierce Bourbon repression of the political movements of 1828 which touched all their families, three young men from the south of Italy decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini’s “Giovane Italia.”
Through four separate episodes, each reflecting the hidden pages of the birth of Italian unification, the lives of Domenico, Angelo and Salvatore will be tragically marked by their conspiratorial and revolutionary missions, balanced as they are between moral rigour and murderous impulses, the spirit of sacrifice and fear.
In the background, the unknown history of the birth of the country, of implacable conflicts among the founding fathers, of the fracture between the North and the South and of the contorted roots from which will grow the Italy we now live in.”
Movie is based on Anna Banti‘s novel and is written by Mario Martone and Giancarlo De Cataldo.
Noi Credevamo/We Believed stars Luigi Lo Cascio, Valerie Binasco, Francesca Inaudi, Guido Caprino, Renato Carpentieri and Ivan Franek.