2009. Italy/Canada. David Christensen. 85 min.
U.S. premiere. Followed by a discussion with David Christensen
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2009. Italy/Canada. Directed by David Christensen. In the far northwest corner of Italy, in a quiet valley dominated by steep hills, river gorges, and snow-capped mountain peaks, the tiny hamlet of Viganella is dying. The mayor, Pierfranco Midali, who in his late forties is one of the younger people in the village, doesn’t want to see his village fade away. So, he decides to try to revive Viganella by building a giant mirror on the mountain behind the village to reflect sunlight into the town square. Over the course of a year, we follow Pierfranco as he tries to realize his dream. Will the mirror revive the community, or will it be a quickly forgotten tourist curiosity, ineffectually illuminating the village's last days? In Italian, German; English subtitles. 85 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight, 2010: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film
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