Visionär Goes Copertino

August 6, 2021 @Spazio 42 21:00

Butterflies in Berlin

By Monica Manganelli | Italy, Germany | 2019, 30'

Alex moves to Berlin in 1932 during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.


Born in Parma (ltaly) in 1977, studied Architecture at the Institute of Art (Bachelor in Architecture). In 2002 she graduated from the Parma University with an Academic Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage (History of Art and Architecture’s Specialization). She followed an additional year specializing with a Postgraduate Academic Degree in “Theater’s Set Design” and a Master in Cad Design e Computer Graphics in Reggio Emilia (2002-2003). In this period she began to work as Set Designer Collaborator and Concept-Visual Artist for many productions since 2001 to 2011 in the Lyric Opera House in Italy and Europe among: Rigoletto, Theatre Marijnski, St. Petersburg, L ‘Impresario delle Smirne, Theatre Stabile Turin, Samson et Dalila, Theatre Comunale Bologna, Opera Royal de Wallonie, Fahrenheit 451, Director Luca Ronconi; Ercole sul Termodonte, Agrippina, Theatre La Fenice Venice. Monica collaborated with the Director Davide Livermore for the preparation of Scenic and visual/Set design of following works : Billy Budd (Season 2004-05), Aci Galatea e Polifemo (Season 2008-09), ldomeneo (Season 2010-11), l Vespri Siciliani (Season 2011-12 ), productions by Theatre Regio Turin.

The Divine Way (La Via Divina)

By Ilaria Di Carlo | Germany | 2018, 15'

Loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Divine Way takes viewers along on the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. As the woman journeys deeper, the staircases mutate and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape, conducting us through more than fifty magnificent locations.

Ilaria Di Carlo is a visual artist working in the fields of experimental film, video art and performance. She graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Rome and from Central Saint Martin’s in London. She subsequently studied Film at the SAE Institute of Berlin. She lives and works in Berlin.


By Simone Bozzelli | Italy | 2020, 16'

Rome. Claudio is 15 years old. Someone is writing “J’ador” on his forehead because he smells like a little girl. It’s Lauro, 18 years old, leader of a group made of guys claiming to be fascists and doing a lot of things for a far-right party. Claudio wants to go with them to the “dinner”, but only those who belong to the group can join it, and not the little girls like him. If he truly wants to achieve his goal, one afternoon Claudio must lose its boy scent and learn how to smell like a man.


Simone Bozzelli (1994) was born in Silvi, province of Teramo. He moved to Milan and graduated at NABA in Media Design and Multimedia Art. He wrote and directed the shorts My Brother (2015) and Loris Is Fine (2017), both presented at many international film festivals. Since 2018 he is studying Film Directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome. His last short film, Amateur (2019), has been in competition at the 34. Venice International Critics week.