Riccardo Giacconi

Super 16mm film transferred to HD video
16'55'', 2017

Due was shot in Milano 2, a residential neighbourhood located just outside Milano.

Built as a utopian city between 1970 and 1979, Milano 2 was Silvio Berlusconi's first ambitious project. It was in Milano 2 that TeleMilano, the first private Italian TV channel, started to broadcast, which made the area the bridgehead of the media and, later, political empire of Berlusconi.

Milano 2, which nowadays may seem an ordinary suburban area, has functioned as a laboratory for a form-of-life which, in the decades of the “Berlusconismo”, spread nationally and left a long-lasting mark on Italian culture.

The film includes an interview with Enrico Hoffer, the architect that designed the landscaping of the neighbourhood, as well as fragments from a 1974 publicity brochure advertising the real estate project.

La città dei numeri uno. Immagini da Milano 2
(Italian. Published on Le Parole e Le Cose, 2017)

Film trailer

A film by Riccardo Giacconi
With Silvia Costa
With the participation of Enrico Hoffer
Prologue and epilogue Antonella Anedda
Director of photography Leo Lefevre
Sound Arno Ledoux, Pierre George
Executive producer Estelle Benazet
Produced by Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
With the support of Careof

Film excerpt

Screenings: 74. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (Settimana della Critica), Venezia, Italy; New York Film Festival, New York, USA (Documentary Shorts program); Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany; IDFA: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italy (2017).