THE FIRST WAVE
A collective film
Italy, DCP, Color, 71 minutes, 2020.
When in the second half of February the first news arrived in Milan that Covid-19 had chosen the surroundings of the city to make its appearance in Europe, no one could imagine how much and how our lives would quickly change.
Our city was at the peak of its international projection, as one of the most vibrant metropolises in the world, capable of attracting attention, investment and humanity from the entire planet.
Before the lockdown was finally declared, MIR Cinematografica together with other Milanese realities, namely MFF/Milano Film Festival, AiR3 Associazione Italiana Registi, NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano, PROXIMA MILANO and OPERA MUSIC, launched a call to action, open to all audio-visual professionals operating at different levels in the filmmaking industry.
More than 50 filmmakers have responded by sending observational, reflexive and intimate contents according to their own artistic visions.
The idea behind the documentary consists in composing a mosaic of filmmakers’ gazes, who are not mere observers of the emergency; the collective challenge is to go beyond the mere surface of things by offering personal readings of their reality and a new meaning to the events in their very becoming.
A film by
Benedetta Argentieri, Riccardo Bartoli, Pietro Belfiore, Antonio Bocola, Elisabetta Boi, Sabina Bologna, Chiara Brambilla, Elena Brunello, Duccio Brunetti, Angelo Camba, Chiara Campagnuolo, Simone Cannata, Giovanni Cantani, Saverio Cappiello, Bruno Chiaravalloti, Michele Ciardulli, Alberto Corba, Alberto Danelli, Nina Di Majo, Davide Galloni, Fabio Garofalo, Nikolas Grasso, Carolina Guajana, Fabrizio Lopresti, Nikola Lorenzin, Luca Lucini, Marco Maccaferri, Paolo Marelli, Danae Mauro, Lidia Gemma Meriggi, Alessandro Merletti De Palo, Angela Molteni, Matteo Montelatici, Marco Mucig, Niccolò Natali, Gianfranco Pannone, Filippo Pascuzzi, Stefano Poletti, Davide Preti, Carlo Prevosti, Federica Ravera, Luca Rigon, Simona Risi, Gabriela Romani, Michael Rotondi, Jacopo Santambrogio, Marco Scotuzzi, Marianna Schivardi, Paolo Simeone, Giorgia Soi, Monica Stambrini, Tekla Taidelli, Armando Trivellini, Francesco Villa, Beata Winiarska, Daniele Zanzari, Ludovica Zedda.
Davide Mauti, Annalisa Schillaci
Edmondo Annoni, Niccolò Faraci, Bad Honco, Karkadan, Max Svendensed Micozzi, Uaragniaun, Michele Villari
Marco De Bonis
Marco Massimiliano Peretti
Mix & SFX
Color Correction Supervision
Creative Developmente Supervision
Carlo Arturo Sigon
AIR3 Associazione Italiana Registi
Milano Film Festival
NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Milano Film Festival