“The first gaze: the Italian who invented the Cinema”

The reconstruction of the incredible life of the Italian pioneer, Filoteo Alberini, becomes the occasion for a reflection on the birth of Italian cinema and, more generally, on the Seventh Art and its nature as the“magnificent obsession”. A journey in the company of an exceptional storyteller, guardian par excellence of cinema’s forgotten ones, Georges Méliès, who conducts an investigation of this figure, practically unknown in our present day.

DANIELE BALDACCI presents a BLUE CINEMA TV production with Max Zanzuzzi

distributed by RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA, TVP (Telewizja Polska)

Best documentary at the Corto Dino Festival 2020
Best documentary at the Vesuvius International Monthly Film Fest October 2020
Special mention at the Reale Film Festival of Milan 2020

written by Giovanna Lombardi, Stefano Anselmi
directed by Stefano Anselmi
production supervisor Andrea Tinnirello
make up Nina Labus
costume designer Paola Nazzaro
sound Bruno Glisbergh, Davide Pesola
music Arturo Annecchino
assistente musicale Michele Fiori
cinematography Daniele Baldacci

format HD ProRes 422HQ, 58 min color, stereo