The Rossellinis Es piedzimu Rosellīni
Documentary, 90′, Italy, Latvia, 2020
Roberto Rossellini was a genius of the cinema and a distinctly anti-conformist father. His romances filled the front pages of newspapers around the world, scandalous to the rigid morality of the Fifties and generated a numerous, proudly multi-ethnic, and decidedly extended family. Alessandro, the great director’s first grandchild, has had a shaky career as a photographer and a lengthy past as a drug addict. As the first grandchild of a genius, he doesn’t feel he measures up of the surname he bears. So, at 55 years of age he decides to make his first film, taking on the Rossellini saga with wit and pressing his relatives into an impossible family therapy in front of the camera.
Director: ALESSANDRO ROSSELLINI
Screenplay: ALESSANDRO ROSSELLINI, ANDREA PAOLO MASSARA and DĀVIS SĪMANIS
Producers: RAFFAELE BRUNETTI (B&B Film), ULDIS CEKULIS (VFS Films)
Cinematographer: VALDIS CELMIŅŠ
Colour grading and Mastering: KRIŠS ROZIŅŠ