LA PRIMA ONDA
THE FIRST WAVE. Milan in the time of Covid-19
Shooting began on February 23rd, 2020 and the images were captured until May 10th, with the first week of the Phase 2, in which production activities were gradually restarted and the streets of the city have begun to be repopulated with life and timid sociality.
For 71′ the multi-voiced story unfolds that returns a mosaic of gazes and a multiple vision of Milan at the time of the first wave of Coronavirus. Different views of the 57 directors and filmmakers who participated in the creation of the feature film come together in a single story and they are not limited to mere observation of the emergency, but go beyond the surface of things, offering personal readings of this new reality that we are called to face up, giving a new meaning to the events in their very becoming.
An episode of historical and global significance, lived in isolation, returns to have the character of a collective experience thanks to the cinema which, while including even tragic moments, returns a representation that defeats the sense of loneliness.
THE FIRST WAVE. Milan at the time of Covid-19 is a documentary by Benedetta Argentieri, Riccardo Bartoli, Pietro Belfiore, Antonio Bocola, Elisabetta Boi, Sabina Bologna, Chiara Brambilla, Elena Brunello, Duccio Brunetti, Angelo Camba, Chiara Campagnuolo, Simone Cannata, Giovanni Cantani, Saverio Cappiello, Bruno Chiaravalloti, Michele Ciardulli, Alberto Corba, Alberto Danelli, Nina Di Majo, Davide Galloni, Fabio Garofalo, Nikolas Grasso, Carolina Guajana, Fabrizio Lopresti, Nikola Lorenzin, Luca Lucini, Marco Maccaferri, Paolo Marelli, Danae Mauro, Lidia Gemma Meriggi, Alessandro Merletti De Palo, Angela Molteni, Matteo Montelatici, Marco Mucig, Niccolò Natali, Gianfranco Pannone, Filippo Pascuzzi, Stefano Poletti, Davide Preti, Carlo Prevosti, Federica Ravera, Luca Rigon, Simona Risi, Gabriela Romani, Michael Rotondi, Jacopo Santambrogio, Marco Scotuzzi, Marianna Schivardi, Paolo Simeone, Giorgia Soi, Monica Stambrini, Tekla Taidelli, Armando Trivellini, Francesco Villa, Beata Winiarska, Daniele Zanzari, Ludovica Zedda.
Produced by/MIR Cinematografica
In collaboration with/RAI Cinema, AIR3 Associazione Italiana Registi and Milano Film Festival
In collaboration with/Proxima Milano, Operà Music and NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Editing by/Davide Mauti and Annalisa Schillaci
Original sound truck/Alessandro Ciani and Marco de Bonis