Mittelfest — Mittelimmagine

Ciò che rimane 

Maria Silvia Bazzoli

Il Curtîl di Firmine
70 minutes
26/07 - 22:00

Held in Sala Sociale of SOMSI in Cividale del Friuli 

October 1991: a few months after the outbreak of the conflict in the Balkans, a reception centre for refugees from the former Yugoslavia was opened in Cervignano del Friuli, a few kilometres from the Slovenian border. Between 1991 and 1997, the former Monte Pasubio barracks housed more than 1,500 people. The luckiest stayed only a few days, others for weeks, months, if not years. Finally, there are those who never left Friuli. Of that passage, the city today seems to have retained no trace, as if the community had wanted to hastily erase a difficult and complex chapter of its history. But the blanket of collective removal conceals personal stories and memories that have stood the test of time and oblivion. From their yarn resurfaces ‘the missing story’ of an extraordinary narrative about the utopia of encounter, at a time when Italy was beginning to face the challenge of a new mass phenomenon: immigration. 

Free admission subject to availability 

In case of bad weather, the screening will be held in Sala Sociale of SOMSI in Cividale del Friuli 

direction and screenplay Maria Silvia Bazzoli
photography Debora Vrizzi
live sound Francesco Morosini
editing Aurélie Ricard
producers Dorino Minigutti and Christian Lelong

production Agherose – Cinédoc
in collaboration with Associazione RAM and RAI – Sede Regionale per il Friuli Venezia Giulia
with the support of Fondo per l’Audiovisivo del FVG, CNC – Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, PROCIREP et ANGOA, Municipality of Cervignano del Friuli


event in collaboration with Il Curtîl di Firmine, Storica Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso ed Istruzione di Cividale del Friuli and Fondo Audiovisivi FVG