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Spettacolo


Jeff Malmberg , Chris Shellen

Spettacolo is a documentary about villagers in a small Italian farming town who preserve their heritage and confront their community issues by turning their lives into a play. The film tells the story of Monticchiello’s Teatro Povero (Poor Theatre), interweaving episodes from its past with vérité footage from the present as the villagers turn a series of blows—financial ruin, deaths, a dwindling future generation—into a play about the end of their world. Like a novel, each chapter acts as a puzzle piece, filling in details, illuminating issues, and forming a reminder of the value of culture, community and everything else we leave behind as we move forward.

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    Jeff Malmberg

    Jeff Malmberg is a documentary director and editor. His film Marwencol has won over 25 international awards, including two Independent …

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    Chris Shellen

    Chris Shellen produced the award-winning documentary Marwencol. She began her career as a Creative Executive at the Paramount…

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