On 2 June, Italian Republic Day, the screening of the film “Italy in a Day”, by Gabriele Salvatores (2014), will close the “Storie d’Italia” (Italian Stories) festival, launched by the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid on 17 March.
“Italy in a Day” is the Italian edition, curated by Gabriele Salvatores, of a project thought up by Ridley Scott. Italians were asked to send clips made by any means (video cameras, smartphones, photographic cameras) to be filmed during the full 24-hour day of 26 October 2013. Wishes, dreams, fears, thoughts – anything considered important that happened that day – or even, quite simply, whatever you might have seen from the window of your home. The response was 44,197 videos sent, over 2,200 hours of footage, 632 videos edited by a team of 40 selectors coordinated by Massimo Fiocchi and Chiara Griziotti.