MAGICARENA (2014)
Niccolò Bruna, filmmaker with a cause, daydreamer and indie producer
"Niccolò Bruna", filmmaker, filmaker, director, "video production", documentary, documental, regista, video, Barcelona, "Ready.Barcelona"
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Category
Culture, documentary, Feature, Musical
Tags
AIDA, FURA DELS BAUS, HUI HE, MAGICARENA, OPERA, PORTRAIT, PUCCINI, SOPRANO, VERDI, VERONA, WORK
About This Project

MAGICARENA

Opera as you have never seen before

ITALY / 2014 / 90 MIN

 

“Skilfully balanced between on-stage and off-stage, private life and public exhibition, and between sacred representation and profane entertainment, MAGICARENA reveals the Opera secrets, as you have never seen before.”

 

After 2000 years of history, the Arena of Verona is celebrating the Centenary of its Opera Festival with Verdi’s AIDA by La Fura dels Baus. From rehearsals to the opening night, we follow the workers and artists who created the most famous operatic festival in the world.
The background actress Marja, student of molecular biology. Filippo, the tireless Directors’ Assistant, with a passion for bel canto. The mime Marjolaine and Massimo, the trumpet player. Chief propman Marco, a failed singer. The veteran atmosphere actor Federico and the young Nadine, at her first role in the Choir. All of them are normal people, yet extraordinary at the same time; each of them with a personal, impassioned bond with an extremely demanding mistress: the Verona Arena.
Our protagonists’ lives are messed up by the preparation of a new Verdi’s Aida, in its III Millennium version, directed by the Spanish vanguard masters: the La Fura dels Baus. Such a mixture of innovation and tradition, will have a huge impact, both on them and on the public.

 

Direction
Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller

 

Produced by Agnese Fontana for Le Talee, in association with K+, Nicola Fedrigoni

 

Cinematographer
Niccolò Bruna,
Andrea Treccani and Massimo Moschin

 

Editing
Luca Gasparini, Alberto Masi

 

Soundtrack
Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini

 

Web

http://www.magicarena.tv/

 

Contact
info@bertafilm.it

 

Available in Italian/English/Spanish/Catalan O.V., subtitles in English, Italian, French and Chinese
 
Watch it online on demand on Sky platform (italian). Available until 2018/02/28
 
Buy the DVD online on Amazon (italian o.v., english subtitles)
 
Festivals:

World Premiere – 36° Cairo International Film Festival – 12 novembre 2014
European Premiere – 28° FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels – Biarritz – 24 gennaio 2015
Italian Premiere – BiFest – Bari International Film Festival – 27 Marzo 2015 – Teatro Petruzzelli
Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) – Panorama
US Premiere – MSPIFF Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – 19 Aprile 2015
US – Seattle International Film Festival – Seattle 31 maggio 2015
US – Milwaukee Film Festival – 29 settembre 2015
Russia – 14° Vladivostock International Film Festival – 22 settembre 2015
Canada – VIFF Vancouver International Film Festival – 28 settembre 2015
Italia – Festival Laceno d’oro – Avellino 30 settembre 2015
Cina – Gzdoc Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Italy Country of Honor – 7 dicembre 2015 – Guangzhou Opera House
Canada – Victoria Film Festival – 11 Febbraio 2016