The Man who Didn’t Change History on the Venice programme
by Camillo De Marco
- A new title has been announced: Enrico Caria’s documentary loosely based on the diaries of archaeologist and art historian Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, entitled Il viaggio del Führer in Italia
The Biennale di Venezia has announced a new title in the line-up of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (31 August-10 September 2016), presented in collaboration with the Venice Days. The film in question is Enrico Caria’s documentary The Man who Didn’t Change History [+see also:
interview: Enrico Caria
film profile], loosely based on the diaries of archaeologist and art historian Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, entitled Il viaggio del Führer in Italia, and made using images from the archives of the Istituto Luce - Cinecittà.
"Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli is a renowned figure among Italian art historians and archaeologists,” stated Alberto Barbera, the director of the Venice Film Festival. “A lesser-known fact is that, forced to serve as a guide for Hitler and Mussolini during the Nazi leader’s trip to Italy, he considered the idea of organising an assassination attempt to get rid of the two unwelcome dictators. Caria reconstructs the incredible affair with irony and documentary precision, raising questions that continue to be relevant today.”
Enrico Caria is the man behind dark and satirical comedies such as 17, ovvero: l'incredibile e triste storia del cinico Rudy Caino, Carogne, Blek Giek and L'era legale, as well as the documentary Vedi Napoli e poi muori.
(Translated from Italian)