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Viaggio nella dopo-storia

80 min.
Year of Production:
Simon Versnel

Emmanuel Pierrat
Marcello Sannino
Production Company:
La Huit Production
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

A couple travels to Italy. During their trip, the state of their relationship becomes clear to them: They argue, take different paths and wonder whether to divorce. Vincent Dieutre has remade Viaggio in Italia and adapted it to his own life. Alex and Kate have become Alex and Tom, played by Vincent himself and his partner Simon. This new couple goes to the same places, experiences similar things, but their time in Naples is inevitably not the same. The city has changed, as has the nature of relationships, tourism has become more digital. As the two become increasingly alienated, Vincent the filmmaker moves through the city with his camera. He talks about how Rossellini’s film shaped him. We hear his thoughts about a remake, notes to himself, his discussions with a copyright lawyer. Isabella Rossellini says she doesn't want to be involved. In Vincent and Simon’s world, much like that of Tom and Alex, the procession of the final scene gives way to a football match. What was still sacred back then becomes a riot here. Yet the miracle of Rossellini’s film remains, inscribing itself on the bodies of the two men: voices superimposed on to images and images superimposed on to bodies.

BIOGRAFIE Vincent Dieutre

Born in Petit-Quevilly, France, in 1960. He studied film at the IDHEC film school in Paris, during which time he made his first short films and videos. Along with making films, Dieutre works as a film journalist, editor and translator.

FILMOGRAFIE Vincent Dieutre (selection)

2019 Berlin Based   2016 Trilogie de nos vies défaites  2015 Viaggio nella dopo-storia  2013 Orlando Ferito – Roland Blessé  2013 Déchirés/Graves  2012 Jaurès  2007 Después de la Revolución  2006 Fragments sur la grâce  2004 Les accords d’Alba  2003 Mon voyage d’hiver  2003 Bologna Centrale  2001 Bonne Nouvelle  2000 Leçons de ténèbres  1995 Rome désolée  1988 Lettres de Berlin  1986 Arrière saison  1985 Wiener Blut  1984 Une martyre   This Is the End 

Vincent Dieutre @ IMDb
Interview with Vincent Dieutre
Watch trailer on youtube

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