ALICE - 2008

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Apr 26, 2010

Alice is a short film that begins with an assumption: What difference is there in the world of today, between sick and healthy people? What is more - are sick people – in this case mad people – the ones who are locked up in mental institutions or homes? Alice is a story about how a so-called mad woman pretends to have a normal life each Sunday in order to reassure the woman she shares a room with. She pretends to be a visitor to the clinic, who has a normal life in the outside world. We get to look at the healthly world from a mad woman’s point of view, which in the end is not so very not deformed. She has lucid intuition and profound sensitivity. It is as though the mad are the avant-guard of human sensitivity. If the best of the sane are living on a knife’s edge, the mad are no longer capable of setting the scene for the daily pantomime which gives the appearance of an ephemeral normality, monsterous theatre set up to mask the emptyness of life.

w Isabella Ragonese

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m Stefano Anselmi

Director

m Francesco Montini

Producer

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Country of origin: Italy
Categories: Drama
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