In Berlin, “cinema with the form of life”, according to Massimo Troisi and Claire Simon | Movie theater

“The reason why I like Massimo Troisi” says the Italian filmmaker and director Mario Martone about the late and missed Neapolitan comedian who the world discovered with his farewell to life and cinema, The Postman by Pablo Neruda (1994), “it is because he made a cinema with the form of life”. That is: a cinema that is not tied to a linear logic, that contains within itself (the poet Walt Whitman said) “crowds”. Martone says it right at the beginning of the documentary that brings out of competition to Berlin, Laggiù Qualcuno Mi Amawith the most prosaic international title Massimo Troisi – Somebody Down There Loves Me (Berlinale Special).

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