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19 February @ Apollo 11

Written by Alessandra on February 13th, 2018 Posted in news

mio duce ti scrivo

Monday 19 February at 21.00

Apollo 11 Cultural Center
c / o Itis Galilei side entrance of via Bixio 80 / a

(corner via Conte Verde) – Rome

Projection of
MY DUCE I WRITE YOU. The letters of the Italians to Mussolini 1923/1943

a film by Massimo Martella

Prod. Istituto Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana – RAI TRE

Italy, 2015, 75 ‘
At the opening ALESSANDRA CELLETTI.
will perform at the piano some extracts from the soundtrack
At the end of the projection
the actors MASSIMO WERTMULLER and ANNA FERRUZZO
together with the director MASSIMO MARTELLA will meet the public.

During the two decades of dictetorship, Italians of all ages, gender and backgrounds took the pen to write to Mussolini. Many wrote to ask for financial aid, some to denounce wrongs or illegality, but most only wanted to communicate to Mussolini the faith in his person, with a devotion that sometimes leads to adoration. These letters, interpreted by four actors on the background of the images of the time, and accompanied by the testimony of an exceptional sender, Andrea Camilleri, tell the story, the hopes, the sorrows of those who wrote them; the documentary shows how that relationship of affection without intermediaries was born, grew up and then broke, thanks also to the pervasive use of propaganda that Mussolini was able to create with the Italians.