Ottimismo Democratico
Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella, known as RezzaMastrella, an artistic duo that has no equals on the contemporary theatre scene. They have made an infinite number of short films, three full-length films, nine theatre performances, television programmes and various artistic and literary works. Their productions, all in black and white, have never been issued as home videos but have won numerous prizes in the main festivals of independent cinema and are now considered cult movies.

“Ottimismo Democratico" (Democratic Optimism) is a first anthology of short films by Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza created and produced between 1990 and 1999. A constant feature is the presence of Antonio Rezza 's tragic-catastrophic figure and (hypnotic) voice. The events tell of a culture in decadence. The stories, the voice and the settings are all dense with atmosphere, the body seen to be trapped in an alienating space where, in the fragments pieced together, the protagonism of a pedantic humanity stands out in all its meanness yet is extremely comical.

DVD9 | PAL | 01:26:31 | 7.34 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English, Italiano
Genre: Short

DVD contents:
-- Suppietij (12', 1991)
-- Larva (1', 1993)
-- De civitate rei (29',1994)
-- Il piantone (15', 1994)
-- Fiorenzo (5', 1995)
-- Zero a zero (3', 1995)
-- Schizzopatia (10', 1995)
-- L'handicappato (4', 1997)
-- Hai mangiato? (3', 1997)
-- Porte (2', 1997)
-- Virus (2', 1997)
-- Il Mose di Michelangelo (2', 1999)

-- The unpublished documentary “Il passato e il mio bastone” (The Past is My Stick, Venice Days 2008, 45 min) with amusing images filmed and unedited and with critical interventions by Cristina Piccino, Steve Della Casa, Giovanni Spagnoletti, Fabio Ferzetti, Marco Dotti, Paolo D'Agostini, Morando Morandini, enrico ghezzi and Roberto Silvestri.
-- Photo gallery
-- Graphic gallery
-- Film credits
-- DVD credits

Download Ottimismo Democratico / Democratic Optimism (1990 - 1999), Il passato e il mio bastone/ The Past is My Stick (2008) DVD9: