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Film Info
Original Title:Agalma
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Program:Italian Film Festival
Virtual Cinema
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:54 min
English subtitles
Website:Official Website
Print Source:PARALLELO 41
Director:Doriana Monaco
Producer:Antonella Di Nocera
Lorenzo Cioffi
Cinematographer:Doriana Monaco
Screenwriter:Doriana Monaco
Editor:Enrica Gatto
Composer:Adriano Tenore


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LIVE FILM DISCUSSION with Doriana Monaco, Director ofAgalma, Antonella Di Nocera, Producer of Agalma, Paolo Giulierini, Director of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Rachel McGarry, Associate Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 PM CST.


Naples. In the deceptive stillness of the great Bourbon-era National Archaeological Museum, a frenetic buzz of activity breathes new life into statues, frescoes, mosaics and exhibits of various eras. The film lovingly depicts the daily lives of the staff, who devote themselves to the countless minute tasks that invigorate ancient works—all requiring inordinate skill and dedication. Agalma (from the Greek for “statue” or “image”) captures the timeless beauty of the museum, as evidenced not only by its breathtaking display of antiquities, but also by the intimate and intangible web of relationships that unfold within it. This magical film reveals the secret, continually renewed kinship between the contemporary visitor and the wonders of Greco-Roman antiquity, as well as the passionate care of those who quietly animate the motionless remnants from an ancient past. The film was produced by Antonella Di Nocera and Lorenzo Cioffi. Di Nocera was Director of Cultural Affairs for the City Council of Naples from 2011 to 2013.


Doriana Monaco (Benevento, 1989) studied Archaeology and Art History at the University of Naples Federico II. In 2014 she worked on the Edoardo De Angelis film Perez (IFF, 2016) as assistant director. She directed her first two short films in 2015: Anatomia di un pensiero triste and Laziest Girl in Town. In 2016 she joined the FILMaP - Atelier del cinema del reale in Ponticelli, led by Leonardo Di Costanzo. During that time she wrote and directed the documentary Cronopios, which was selected for the Corso Salani Award at the 2017 Trieste Film Festival.

A TAVOLA! A recipe curated for you to pair with this film
Enhance your cinematic experience by pairing this film with parmígíana dí melanzane, a delicious recipe exclusively curated by Romina Montanari, Food & Wine Manager, The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul.

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