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VENTI - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Marco Pozzi

Italy, 2000, 91 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:2000

Category:Narrative Feature

WINNER: Best Cinematography and Best Original Score

Cast:Anita Caprioli, Cecilia Dazzi, Ivano Marescotti, Rocco Barbaro, Andrea Pezzi, Alessandro Cremona, Sabrina Corabi, Giorgio Centamore, Walter Leonardi, Luis Molteni, Guglielmo Menconi, Mike Bongiorno

Crew:Screenplay: Marco Pozzi, Andrea Bempensante - Photography: Alessio Viola Music: Claudio Pelissero - Editor: Piero Biggi - Sound: Roberto Mozzarelli Set - design: Guido Fornaro - Costumes: Laura Muraglia, Silvia Conyar, Giorgia Desideri - Production: Augusto Pizzamiglio and Luca Mignani for 411 Production - Associate Producers: Bongiorno Productions David Production - Executive Producer: Daniele Pau

Sales:INTRAMOVIES Via E. Manfredi, 15 - 00197 Roma - Italia - Tel. 06 8077252 - Fax 06 8076156 -


Venti is the story of a journey made by two young women, Beatriz and Eva, told through a series of short episodes. Beatriz (Anita Caprioli) is a hard-porn actress, who has just finished a movie and is going to be interviewed in a TV talk show of which Eva (Cecilia Dazzi) is a junior editor. Beatriz is a smoker, cool-looking and self confident, who speaks a funny Italian-Spanish; Eva is vegetarian, nervous, hyperactive and verbose. The two women meet when Eva is sent to pick up Bea and drive her to town, where she is to be the special guest in Leo Mineo's talk show. Their journey will not end as planned: as the hottest day of the year goes on they have unexpected encounters with weird people. They will never reach the TV studio... The story runs through 19 different episodes, linked by a thin breath of smoke: the camera starts when a cigarette comes out the pack until it is put off.

About the director

Born 1964. Graduated at Universita Cattolica in Milan. From 1991 to 1993, Marco led studies on the "New Italian Cinema". In 1992/93 he was a member of the "Ipotesi Cinema" group, coordinated and directed by Ermanno Olmi. His main activity is directing commercials and industrial documentaries.

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