THE VENICE SYNDROME

A film by Andreas Pichler
Documentary  |  80 min  |  AUT, GER, ITA  |  2012
A co-production with Filmtank and Miramonte Film

SYNOPSIS

THE ART OF CHANGE Venice: Appearance at any cost. While the masses flock to the city of lagoons, the remaining natives lack infrastructure, affordable housing and the “typically Italian” social life. While the stereotypes are upheld in order to lure visitors from all over the world, it is the “original” Venice that ceases to exist precisely because of this mass influx. Andreas Pichler casts light on this paradoxical predicament and intones an intricate cinematic requiem.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

XII FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y TELEVISIÓN SOBRE VIDA Y ECOLOGÍA URBANAS 2014
Urban TV Award

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Nonfiction Features 2014

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
Documentary Series 2013

OPEN CITY DOCS, LONDON
Best City Film 2013

CINEAMBIENTE 2013
Best Italian Documentary

DOCVILLE 2013 OPEN CITY DOCS 2013
Best City Film

NONFIKTIONALE 2013
ARRI-Cinematographer Prize 2013

DOK LEIPZIG 2012
Deutscher Wettbewerb Dokumentarfilm 2012

FESTIVALS (SELECTION)

XII Festival Internacional de Cine y Televisión sobre Vida y Ecología Urbanas 2014
Margaret Mead Film Festival 2014
Kinoteka Zlatna Vrata 2014
Kinookus Dubrovnik 2014
International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico
Italian Film Festival (USA) 2014
Italian Film Festival USA 2014
Environmental FF in the Nations Capital 2014
Mostra Ecofalante 2014
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2014
Astra Film Festival 2013
Vancouver International Film Festival 2013
Calgary International FF 2013
Filmambiente Festival 2013
Mediteran Film Festival 2013
New Zealand International Film Festival 2013
Ladakh International Film Festival 2013
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
Open City Docs, London 2013
Cinemambiente Torino 2013
Beat Film Festival 2013
Planete+Doc Warsaw 2013
Docville-Leuven 2013
Doc Aviv 2013
Diagonale 2013
Nonfiktionale 2013
Berlinale – German Cinema 2013
Festival dei Popoli 2012
DOK Leipzig 2012
Doc Point 2012
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival
EURODOK
SANFIC FF – Santiago de Chile, Le voci dell’inchiesta ARTES.DOCS
Melbourne International Film Festival
Miradas-Doc
Museum of Fine Arts, Barcelona Tourist Organization
Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival
Mextropoli Film Festival
Nador Film Festival

QUOTES

»A stylistically brilliant portrayal of a ruthless billion dollar industry« – PROGRAMMKINO.DE

»A poetic and disillusioning documentary looking for the lost heart of this city.« – ARD

»Pichler confronts the viewer with the stereotypical picture of Venice: singing Gondolieri, the carnival, the canals, St. Markus Square and cafés. He critically portrays these scenes using imagery as well as the protagonists statements (...) The questions he raises bare huge implications. Whats left of a city if it devotes its self to tourism.« 
– DIE ZEIT

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 80 minutes
ORIG. LANGUAGES – Italian
LOCATIONS – Italy
SUBTITLES – German, English
SCREENING FORMAT – HD / 35 mm
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby Digital 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 16:9
PICTURES/SEC – 24

CREW

IDEA, WRITERS & DIRECTORS
Andreas Pichler

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Attila Boa

SOUNDDESIGN
Stefano Bernardi

MUSIC COMPOSER
Jan Tilman Schade

EDITORS
Florian Miosge

SOUND MIX
Holger Lehmann / Rotor Film Babelsberg

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Sönke Held, Britta Strampe

PRODUCERS
Thomas Tielsch, Michael Seeber, Arash T. Riahi, Valerio B. Moser, Andreas Pichler 

FEATURING

Tudy Sammartini Tudy Sammartini
Giorgio Gross Giorgio Gross
Laura Gross Laura Gross
Flavio Scaggiante Flavio Scaggiante
Pietro Codato Pietro Codato
Federica Codato Federica Codato
Federica Chiuch Federica Chiuch
Andrea Giusti Andrea Giusti
Antonia Sautter Antonia Sautter
Roberto Rizzi Roberto Rizzi
Sergio Renier Sergio Renier
Roberto Perocchio Roberto Perocchio
Big Mike and the Groove Generation
Alvise Bittente Alvise Bittente
Amy Ferullo Amy Ferullo
Pippo Pippo

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