LIVING IN A POSTCARD

LIVING IN A POSTCARD

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Director

Christian Nicoletta

Country

Italy

Year

2021

Runtime, min

52

Genre

Documentary, Environmental, Globalization, Human Rights, Social, Tourism, Travel, -

Language

Catalan, English, Italian, Spanish

Subtitles

English

Logline

For years tourism has sold us an idealised image of tourist destinations, creating economic growth but also transforming and distorting these postcard images. I live in the CinqueTerre , an italian destination, and I wanted to see for myself these transformations. It is 2019 and the problems caused by overtourism have become very clear to the tourist operators and administrators. They look for solutions but are lacking the means and a common vision. To understand more I fly to London at the World Travel Market where experts teach how to balance tourism with residents and environment. I go to Venice where the citizens have organised themselves into civic groups that ask the administration to not look at tourism as the only resource for the city. Then I go to Barcelona where the problems started with the arrival of online tourism platforms which propose the same tourism model in every destination. Another global tourism economy is cruise tourism. From big cities like Venice to small Nowegian fjords, cruise ships generate huge flows of tourists which cannot be managed properly. Covid-19 arrives in March 2020 and tourism stops, the problems associated with tourism look to have gone. But have they really disappeared?

Crew:

SCRIPT: Alessandro D'Alessandro and Christian Nicoletta, PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian Nicoletta and Alessandro D'Alessandro, ART: Christian Nicoletta, EDITING: Enrico Giovannone, SOUND: Niccolò Bosio, ANIMATION: Alessandro D'Alessandro, MUSIC: Niccolò Bosio, SOUND EDITING: Niccolò Bosio, POST PRODUCTION: Enrico Giovannone, Alessandro D'Alessandro and Christian Nicoletta

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Festival Awards:

selected at Cinemambiente Festival 2021 - october -semifinalist at Boden International Film Festival 2021 - November -selected at British Columbia Environmental Film Festival 2021 - December.

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Awards

Official Selections 

Director

Christian Nicoletta

Smiling Girl

Former children educator and Theatre teacher he graduated in Cinema at Bologna University with a one year scholarship at University of California at santa Cruz UCSC. In 2011 he attends the MAIA International workshop for emerging european producers. In 2014 he founded Reassemblage Audiovisual Productions. In 2015 he produced and directed “L’allenatore dei sogni”, a 52’ documentary premiered at Kicking and Screening Festival in New York in 2014, won a Mention D’Honneur at the Milan Sport Movies 2014 . In 2016 he co-founded ALPA, Association of Ligurian Audiovisual Producers. In 2021 he finished LIVING IN A POSTCARD , supported by Regione Liguria, world distribution by FilmOptionInternational. He is developing the documentary “Digital Magram Meri”, already developed in 2018 and 2019 at IDWorkshop at Vision Du Reel. He is also producing and directing the sport/social issues series FIGHT FOR THE BALL , ITA-SA, distributed by WINDROSE.

Selected for upcoming festivals on MovieScreenPro:

THE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL RUSHDOC,

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