Unbelievable Cinema

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
H 8:30 PM


Thursday 19 October at 8.30 pm
Unbelievable Cinema

On the occasion of the exhibition Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable by Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, the Teatrino presents a cycle of talks and screenings dedicated to the relationship between reality and fiction.

Faker than the truth: why reality cannot be enough
Talk by Andrea Bellavita, cinema critic

The mockumentary genre is an audiovisual product that uses the language of reality to tell invented stories. The word itself, mockumentary, carries two roots: to mock - ridicule, parody, grimace, and documentary.

Followed by the screening of Forgotten Silver (New Zealand, 1995) by Peter Jackson and Costa Botes

The epic story of Colin McKenzie, the father of New Zealander cinema, whose tragic, but also perhaps tragicomic story, is told with a sophisticated mix of codes from the documentary genre - description, observation, partecipation - that brings together archive images of interviews to critics, reseachers and main figures of the local star system.

Talk in Italian
Screening of the film in the original language (English) with Italian subtitles.

Free entry until capacity is reached.