Italy Goes Baltic

BANDIERA ROSSA OR: THE STORY OF HOW I BECAME A COMMUNIST WHEN I WAS 8 AND NOW I DON'T KNOW WHO THE HELL TO VOTE FOR.

Country
Italy, Estonia
Language
Estonian, Italian, Russian
Genre
Documentary
Synopsis

Tallinn, Estonia, 2020. Nicola, an 8-year-old boy, is in deep political crisis. All over the world populist and sovranist parties are flourishing, while the consent to the International left wing is strongly falling. From the capital of Estonia, freed from Communism and presently an example of modernism and innovation, a flashback begins in the 1980s in Italy, maybe the only western nation where Communism really worked and is still idolized nowadays.

Original title
BANDIERA ROSSA OVVERO: la storia di come a 8 anni diventai comunista e ora non so più chi cazzo votare
Budget
250000 €
Financed
27000 €
Looking for
TV pre-sales, distributors, sales agents, co-producers
Co-producer
Peeter Urbla
Screenwriter
Nicola Piovesan
Director
Nicola Piovesan
Producer
Olga Torrico
Producer
Adam Selo
Production Company
Sayonara Film
Production Company
Exitfilm
Contact name
Olga Torrico
Contact email
sayonarafilm16@gmail.com
Screenwriter, Director
Nicola Piovesan

Nicola Piovesan was born in Venice, on the 1st of April, 1979. He graduated in Cinema in 2004, at Bologna University. As a filmmaker, he won more than 80 awards in hundreds of festivals worldwide, writing and directing shorts, animations, documentaries and music videos. He’s also a teacher of Cinema. Since 2013, he lives in Estonia, working as a freelancer with many customers worldwide.

Production Company
Sayonara Film

Sayonara Film is a production and short film distribution company founded in 2016 by Adam Selo and Olga Torrico, with the aim of producing meaningful, modern and complex films, and a particular focus on powerful and fascinating creative documentaries. In 2017, Sayonara Film co-produced 13.11 - an anthology series of six shorts set in six European countries. The series was acquired by France Television. Among Sayonara Film’s last works, we find the short doc Les Aigles de Carthage by Adriano Valerio, a co-production with France and Tunisia, premiered at 35. International Critics' Week in Venice International Film Festival, and the short Gas Station, that also premiered at 35. SIC and that was awarded with Best Technical Contribution.

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