Documentary, Fiction Film & Theatre Director
Alina Marazzi is a documentary, fiction film and theatre director. Her main body of work focuses on female subjectivity, motherhood, and memory: Un’ora sola ti vorrei – For one more hour with you (2002) is her first personal film, a montage of her family homemovies, telling the life of her lost mother. Per Sempre-Forever (2005), a documentary about cloister nuns. Vogliamo anche le rose - We want roses too (2007) – a feature lenght documentary - tells the lives and experiences of Italian women during the sexual revolution in the 1970s, entirely made with archival footage and women’s personal writings of the time. Tutto parla di te - All about you (2013), starring Charlotte Rampling, tackles the controversial issue of ambivalent feelings in motherhood; a fiction intertwined with documentary footage, homemovies, stopmotion animation. For theatre she has curated the multi-screen visuals for Il Sogno di una cosa (2014) a contemporary music opera by Mauro Montalbetti, produced by Teatro Grande Brescia, a commemoration of the Piazza della Loggia terrorist bombing in 1974. Confini - Borderlands (2014) is a short montage film based on archival footage from WWI featuring poet Mariangela Gualtieri reading her poems. She has directed one episode of the collective Super8 film project 14reels. Her latest film work is Anna Piaggi, una visionaria nella moda (2016) a documentary portrait of late Italian fashion Vogue journalist Anna Piaggi, an icon in the international fashion world. In 2017 she will direct a multi-media contemporary music opera by Mauro Montalbetti, Haye, le parole la notte , which will premiere in Teatro Ariosto in Reggio Emilia in September.
Her films have been awarded prizes at various international festivals, broadcasted on Italian and foreign tv channels, distributed in theatrical release and have been on show at Italian art galleries and museums (Palazzo Reale Milano, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudegno Torino, Mart Rovereto, Museo Man Nuoro, Magazzino d’arte Moderna Roma). For the music festival MITO Settembre Musica she has created the multi-media performance Armoniche Visive, in collaboration with dj Claudio Coccoluto e bass player Saturnino. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, and of Teatro dell’Arte Triennale Milano. She teaches at film schools in Italy and abroad: Scuola Civica di Cinema - Fondazione Milano and CISA – Conservatorio di Scienze Audiovisive, Lugano, Switzerland. She has regularly lectured at both graduate and undergraduate film and media schools in Italy and abroad: Naba Milano, Ied Milano, IULM Milano, Scuola Holden Torino, Centro Sperimentale CSC Palermo, Università La Sapienza Roma, UCLA Los Angeles, NYU New York and Abu Dhabi, AT Austin University of Texas, Cambridge University UK, Oxford University UK, Birkbeck University London UK, Warwick University UK.
She has written the short novel Baby Blues in the anthology Tu sei lei - published by Minimum Fax and the short story Sentimento in the anthology Parola di Donna - Ponte alle Grazie. She is the author of the entry “mother” in the Italian Dictionary Zingarelli 2015 and has written introductions to books, articles for newspapers and magazines.