Not many people know this, but in Villaggio Tognazzi, at the far end of Torvajanica, there is a former luxury establishment which has been at the centre of our region’s sophisticated summer scene since the sixties. It’s called “I Tre Delfini”, and today it’s a complex occupied by families living in poverty. The work by Mosquito Produzioni, a young company made up of Ludovica Acampora, Gianmarco Lodi, Monica Siclari and Federico Ursitti, explores this very parallelism, using a documentary-style language that contrasts the two lives of the same building: on the one hand is the past, the Dolce Vita and the glossy, fun-loving image of an exclusive setting, frequented by leading figures from the world of show business. On the other, the present, displaying the raw and decadent face of an uncomfortable and often forgotten periphery. “Risotto Amaro” came into being in 2016, as part of a course focused on writing for film, a masters at LUISS University. It was intended as a simple exam project, but thanks to the passion of its creators it became an opportunity to tell the story of a place abandoned to itself. A complex project whose mission is to construct a narrative that encompasses the stories of real lives, discarding facile and superficial judgements. Mosquito Produzioni’s goal is to shine a light on small details of the province that demonstrate the hidden beauty of a little-known and undervalued place. To tell the story through a visual narrative without assumptions, eliminating as far as possible the filter of the camera lens, in order to highlight the close bond between past and present. Because people and objects change, but places remain. And they tell stories to those who know how to listen.
The story has been written by Valentina D’Urbano, writer.
A former luxury resort occupied. The tale of a place hanging between a glittering past and a difficult present.