It’s a documentary film that mixes theatrical drama, cinematic technique and journalistic narration: it restores the collective memory of an incident with the resistance in Fiorenzuola d’Arda and in the nearby hills. Walking in those places, touching the trees and the walls of those houses, the actress Roberta Biagiarelli commentates from time to time: both on and off screen. She doesn’t use the dialect of that area, but her Italian is often action packed/thick ; it’s the language of the men and women who gave everything without expecting anything in return. It’s a story of the resistance; it’s about the need, the duty to save the memory of the anti heroes: the young people of that time, almost children, who are too often forgotten by historical officials.
The film is produced by Babelia & C. and is by Giusi Santoro, it lasts 50 minutes, and has a very high aesthetic visual and technical quality; this is made possible by shooting in high definition and using cinematic technical means; as well as the extraordinary beauty of the places, villages and landscapes in which the stories are set. Snow in June is a theatrical and cinematic story and it’s our duty to enable it to be shown.
NOTE OF ARTISTIC INTENT
“It began with the Resistance play: Military Conscription 926, this idea was the catalyst for us to create an audiovisual product as a base, while maintaining the play and the presence of the actress on stage as a narrator. This replaces the traditional” voice overs “typical in documentary genres, in a totally experimental way, so in this case the narrator Roberta Biagiarelli would also be in vision. A unique documentary that mixes and blends the film genre, where the theatrical framework disappears completely, and is replaced by scenes that give a blow by blow account; fortified by precise historical accuracy. The documentary we have made, recounts the true stories of that period paying special attention to emphasize: the feelings, the atmosphere, places and expressions of those who are the protagonists of this story. The result is that you watch a film that’s at the same time: theatrical, cinematic, and a scrupulous documentary of places and events. “