Cinema Skycraper

An intersection of glances over a vertical city that stands out in the Adriatic skyline, a tower of Babel that pulsates, hosts coexistence, embodies collective imagination.

Pop Art interiors, psychic drifting and the myths of mass tourism seen from the Rimini Skyscraper, one of the symbolic buildings of the city. 100 metres tall, inaugurated in 1959 as an icon of a small town that was being transformed into a beachfront metropolis, the building, considered by some an eco-monster and by others as a technological paradise, today is a vertical neighbourhood, inhabited by people from about 20 different countries. Its humanity and landscape are examined in the first person by one of its residents, in an open dialogue with the skyscraper its self. An autobiographical reflection which ask questions about the very form of the contemporary documentaries.

Documentary, 97 min, Italy
Status: completed (2017)

ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival, 2019
Move Cine Arch, festival films on architecture. Venezia, Sao Paulo, Paris, 2018 / Award Best Issue
Extra Doc Film Festival, 2018
Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt, 2018
Sardinia Film Festival, 2018 / Best Italian Documentary
Detour Film Festival, 2017
Perugia Social Film Festival, 2017
Biografilm Festival, 2017 / Special mention of the Jury Biografilm Italia

Director: Marco Bertozzi
Produced by: Marco Bertozzi, Luca Ricciardi (AAMOD), Augusta Eniti (Altreforme)
Editing: Ilaria Fraioli
Soundtrack: Giorgio Fabbri Casadei
Skycraper’s voice: Ermanno Cavazzoni

Production: Associazione Condominium, Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico, Altreforme, Rai Cinema

Supported by: Fondo per l’Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia