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Festival in Media
Section: Apollo - Cinema Memories
Country: Italy 
Year: 2004


La strada di Levi

B&W/ Color/92 minutes

Director: Davide Ferrario Screenplay: DavideFerrario, Marco Belpoliti Cinematography: Gherardo Gossi, Massimiliano Trevis Editing: Claudio Cormio Music: Daniele Sepe

On January 27th, 1945, Primo Levi, author of the world-famous If This Is a Man, was liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp. It took him ten months, dozens of detours, many delays and thousands of miles to get back to his home in Torino. In the course of his trip he crossed Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Rumania, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and finally arrived in Italy. He told the story of his adventures, meetings and observations in another very famous book, La Tregua (“The Truce”). Sixty years later, director DavideFerrario and writer Marco Belpoliti follow the same itinerary through contemporary, post-communist Europe.

Production: Rossofuoco, Rai Cinema


Davide Ferrario

Davide Ferrario (born 26 June 1956) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and author. In 1989 he directed his first feature film, the neo-noir La fine dellanotte. His 2004 film After Midnight entered the Forum section at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival, in which Ferrario won the Caligari Film Prize and the Don Quixote Award










2016 Sexxx (Documentary)

2014 La zuppa del demonio (Documentary)

2013 45th Parallel

2011 Piazza Garibaldi

2009 Tutta colpa di Giuda

2006 La strada di Levi (Documentary)

2004 Se devo essere sincera

2004 After Midnight

2002 Le strade di Genova (Documentary)

2000 La rabbia (Documentary)

1999 Guardami

1998 Children of Hannibal

1997 We All Fall Down

1997 Sul 45° parallelo (Documentary)

1997 Partisans (Documentary)

1995 Materiale resistente

1995 Il figlio di Zelig (Short)

1995 A Rimini

1994 Love Burns

1991 Lontano da Roma

1991 La casa (Short)

1989 La fine della notte

1987 Non date da mangiare agli animali (Short)