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by Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi


Following their festival and theatrical hit films Suddenly Last Winter (about the travails of a modern gay couple in Italy) and Italy: Love It, or Leave It (about the challenges of living and working under the controversial Silvio Berlusconi) their latest doc takes a decidedly, well, left turn. After the Second World War, Italy was home to the largest Communist (later socialist) party in the West. The party's efforts to enhance social and economic conditions for all Italians earned them remarkable electoral success and influence. Seeking a more equal and progressive Italy, the filmmakers set out to discover why their country has now become so persistently conservative, and what happened to its once proud and vital left-wing sensibilities.

international title: What Is Left?
original title: What Is Left?
country: Italy
sales agent: Films Transit International
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi
film run: 77'
release date: DE 12/06/2014
screenplay: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi
producer: Gustav Hofer
production: HIQ Productions
distributor: Déjà vu

main awards/selection

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival 2014 
Hot Docs Toronto 2014 

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