War and Peace
by Martina Parenti & Massimo D’Anolfi

«War and Peace» is a documentary film about the indissoluble bond between war and peace in state relations, in the light of the images that the history of cinema has handed down to us. The film creates a dramaturgical duality between precious war-related archive materials and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with its diplomatic offices overseas, whose official function is to keep the peace.

If on the one hand, the visual and sound archives which recorded wars throughout the 20th century, are the fundamental documents and testimony to look at the “past”, understand the present and visualize the future, on the other hand the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its representative offices, quintessentially symbolic places, are the heart and soul of Italian diplomacy and exemplary metaphors of international relations between states.

«War and Peace» is a polyphonic journey, between images of war and peace, of the past and the present. The film is not a historical reconstruction, but a reflection on the images that narrate historical events: we are not looking for data, but for testimonies that constitute a shared cultural heritage.

Directed by Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti
Written by Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti
Production Montmorency Film, Lomotion AG, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, RAI Cinema
Producer David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré, Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti
Executive Producer Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti
Cinematography Massimo D’Anolfi
Editing Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti
Location Sound Mix Martina Parenti
Sound Editing Massimo Mariani
Sound Design Massimo Mariani
Rerecording Sound Mix Massimo Mariani
Music Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner

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