Alina Marazzi: Vogliamo anche le rose / We want roses too


Friday 15 February 2019, 6:30PM
CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
FREE EVENT. RSVP essential: Link forthcoming or

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An evening with acclaimed Italian filmmaker Alina Marazzi.

In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne and Artist Film Workshop, CO.AS.IT. will present a screening of "Vogliamo anche le rose" ("We Want Roses Too")

After the screening a Q & A will be conducted between director Alina Marazzi and academic Sophie Knezic with the opportunity for audience questions.

Please join us to welcome Alina on what is promising to be a very special evening!

ALINA MARAZZI has become known for her unique use of found footage to make films that explore intricacies of female subjectivity, motherhood and memory. Her first feature length film Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For one more hour with you), made in 2002, is an award winning documentary Marazzi made about her mother, who took her own life when Alina was four years old, told through her mother’s diaries and home movie footage. This film tenderly portrays facets of her mother, Liseli’s personality, creating an empathetic portrait that also offers a vignette of her psychology and life in Italy during the post war period. Vogliamo anche le rose (We want roses too), made in 2007, explores the era Liseli would have grown up inhabiting had she lived. This film illustrates the depth of expression brought by the sexual revolution and feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy. The film is structured by first-hand accounts of three women, Anita, Teresa and Valentina, who are united, despite their diverse backgrounds, by their sense of displacement in the societies they found themselves in. In this film Marazzi successfully conveys the conviction of the era while maintaining a rounded, optimistic view of the movement. Vogliamo anche le rose is a valuable critique of Italian family life of the time and of the expectations on women to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.

SOPHIE KNEZIC is a writer, academic and visual artist who works between practice and theory. Her research has focused on the aesthetics and metaphysics of transparency, immaterialism, spectrality, memory, humour, film and sound.