Cannes Classics

Documentaries about Cinema

ALIDA

ALIDA VALLI: IN HER OWN WORDS

Mimmo VERDESCA

2020

105

minutes

Italian director Mimmo Verdesca tells the story of the legendary movie star Alida Valli through the unpublished words of her letters and diaries that come back to life through Giovanna Mezzogiorno's voice, enriching it with other exclusive materials: photographs, family film in 8mm, new interviews with her sons, relatives, friends and collaborators, including Dario Argento, Roberto Benigni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Redgrave, Margarethe von Trotta among the others, and much more archive material. The documentary film “Alida” aka "Alida Valli: In Her Own Words" shows a complete and never before seen portrait of the life of a beautiful young girl from Pula who quickly became one of the most famous and beloved actresses of Italian and international cinema.

CASTING

Giovanna MEZZOGIORNO

Alida Valli's voice

Giovanna MEZZOGIORNO

Alida Valli's voice

Bernardo BERTOLUCCI

Self

Vanessa REDGRAVE

Self

Roberto BENIGNI

Self

Charlotte RAMPLING

Self

Piero TOSI

Self

Margarethe VON TROTTA

Self

Thierry FREMAUX

Self

Dario ARGENTO

Self

Felice LAUDADIO

Self

Marco Tullio GIORDANA

Self

CREDITS

Mimmo VERDESCA

Realisation

Mimmo VERDESCA, Pierpaolo DE MEJO

Screenplay

Federico ANNICCHIARICO

Cinematography

Andrea LUCARELLI

Music

Mimmo VERDESCA

Editing

Federico TUMMOLO

Sound

PRODUCTION

KUBLAI FILM

CASTELLO 30122 VENEZIA

ITALY

Marco CABERLOTTO

+39 340 0554177?

VENICEFILM

Via perosi 32b 35132 PADUA

ITALY

393 356 038 710

DISTRIBUTION

ISTITUTO LUCE – CINECITTÀ SRL

393 207 470 490

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