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Synopsis

Particle physicists are now heading toward the wide open and unmapped field of the “unknown unknowns”. No “wowing effect”, maybe for generations.
Almost Nothing observes a scientific community at work, speaking the same discreet language of experimental research.

Director’s note

Science is the wide open field where logic connects with philosophy, mathematics clashes against politics, geometry gets rid of experience and computing can bring us into the exciting territories of the unknown. Science fiction films are the western movies of our generation.

When ZimmerFrei filmmakers group entered CERN for the first time we discovered a universe that looked very normal at first sight, a big campus animated with people of every sort and age, a general sense of understatement and open-minded courtesy informing human interactions, so different from the conflictive environment to which we are used to in our cities. CERN citadel looks like a social and human experiment in itself, where the collaboration and integration model has to be tested and reaffirmed day after day. Somehow the image of an utopian village came to our mind. Anybody working at CERN is very proud to underline its multi-cultural nature, its antimilitarist foundation in the aftermath of the early fifties, its particular form of coopetition (collaboration + competition), the horizontal meritocracy, and the inherent culture of gender and religion diversity.

Are these statements a mere wish or an established matter of fact? Our film confronts this optimism and sincere sense of loyalty with the extreme high pressure of the working context and a sort of melancholia unintentionally leaking out some moments of silence, some hesitations or the peculiar shyness of very competent people used to express themselves in a different language.

Almost Nothing observes the daily life of a community as an organism where the life of each individual is interwoven with the development of science, harsh and cruel judgement of the community of peers, ever-changing political framework, constant struggle against the attempts of private interests, misunderstanding of media and economic constraints.

Almost Nothing is a choral film about a scientific community speaking the discreet language of experimental research, facing daily life challenges and trying to resist the assaults of the ruthless show-biz world we created ourselves.

CONCEPT: Umberto Saraceni, Anna de Manincor, Anna Rispoli
SCRIPT: Anna de Manincor, Anna Rispoli

DIRECTION: Anna de Manincor | ZimmerFrei

PRODUCTION: Serena Gramizzi | Bo Film, Laurence Ansquer | Tita Productions,
Bram Crols | Associate Directors

WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo – Direzione Generale Cinema / Regione Emilia-Romagna Film Commission / Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in partnership with CNC – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée / PROCIREP – Société des Producteurs and ANGOA / France Télévisions – L’Heure D and Auvergne Rhône Alpes / Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds / Belgian Tax Shelter scheme / Beursschouwburg / Prodotto grazie anche al credito d’imposta previsto ai sensi della legge 244/2007

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Roberto Beani
EDITING: Anna de Manincor, Davide Pepe
TV VERSION EDITING: Catherine Catella
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK & SOUND DESIGN, SOUND DESIGN: Massimo Carozzi
COLOR GRADING: Veerle Zeelmaekers

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: I Wonder Pictures

YEAR: 2018
DURATION: 74 min.
FORMAT: Full HD – Stereo Sound
PROJECTION FORMACT: DCP / Blu-ray / PRORES HD
LANGUAGE: English / French / Italian and other
SUBTITLES: Italian / English / French / Dutch

WITH: Giulio Aielli, Luis Alvarez Gaume, Olga Beltramello, Sergio Bertolucci, Mar Capeans Garrido, Paola Catapano, Suseshna Datta-Cockerill, Michele De Gennaro, Silvano De Gennaro, Jean-Pierre Delahaye, Alvaro de Rujula, Natasha Egger, John Ellis, Wilfrid Farabolini, Daniel Figueroa, Fabiola Gianotti, Angela Higney, Ieva Kabasinskaite, Andrea Latina, Django Manglunki, Colette Marx-Neilsen, Dimitar Mladenov, Lakshmi Prabha Nattamai Sekar, Marzio Nessi, Markus Nordberg, Thomas Otto, Daniel Siemaszko, Lynn Veronneau, Wolfram Zeuner

AND WITH: Maf Alidra, Joelle Belman, Daniele Benedetti, Erwan Bertrand, Stefania Bordoni, Roberto Cardarelli, Anne Cook, Alessandro Dallocchio, Daniel De Negri, Alberto di Meglio, Daniel Dobos, Valerie Domcke, Giuseppe Fidecaro, Maria Fidecaro, Despina Hatzifotiadou, Michael Hoch, Yannis Kyriakos Semertzidis, Joel Lahaye, Luciano Maiani, Lino Miceli, Lorenzo Paolozzi, Enzo Paradiso, Ludovico Pontecorvo, Serhiy Senyukov, Gurpreet Singh Chahal, Harri Toivonen, Hans Van Haevermaet, Valentina Venturi, Matteo Volpi, Susana Wong, Konstantin Zioutas

a film by Anna de Manincor | ZimmerFrei

ZimmerFrei is an artists’ collective founded in Bologna by Massimo Carozzi, Anna de Manincor and Anna Rispoli in the year 2000. ZimmerFrei artistic practice ranges from video art to documentary films, sound and environmental installations, as well as photography, performances, workshops and public art projects.
Mixing formal languages, ZimmerFrei produces kaleidoscopic sonic and visual works that investigate real and imaginary urban environments, exploring the boundaries between public spaces and private territory.

FILMS
Almost Nothing | Experimental City (2018)
La Ville Engloutie (2016)
Steadfast on our sand (2015)
La beauté c’est ta tête (2014)
Hometown | Mutonia (2013)
Temporary 8th (2012)
The Hill (2011)
LKN Confidential (2010)

FESTIVAL

Worldwide Première
Visions du Réel
Intl Long Feature Film Competition
Nyon (Switzerland) – April 2018
Interreligious Jury Award

Italian Première
Biografilm Festival
Italian Competition
Bologna (Italy) – June 2018
Special Jury Mentions Biografilm Italia
Biografilm Follower Award

CERN Globe – Researchers Night
Special Event
Geneva (Switzerland) – September 2018

French Première
Annecy Cinéma Italien
Prima Section
Annacy (France) – September 2018

Latin America Première
DocsMX
Latitudes humanas Section
Mexico City (Mexico) – October 2018

Benelux Première
beursschouwburg
Special Event
Brussels (Belgium) – November 2018

PerSo Perugia Social Film Festival
Italian Competition
Perugia (Italy) – September 2018

Bergamo Scienza
Special Event
Bergamo (Italy) – October 2018

Signes de Nuit
International Competition
Paris (France) – October 2018
Signes Award

Cinema Presente
Encounters between directors and audience
Rovereto (Italy) – October 2018

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
A Testimony on Knowledge! Section
Jihlava (Czech Republic) – October 2018

AWARD

DEVELOPING PROGRAM

Multiple Revenue Stream Training Course For Future Film
European Women’s Audiovisual Network,
Pisa and Strasbourg – June / November 2016

PITCHING FORUM

Guangzhou Forum
Guangzhou Film Festival
Guangzhou (China) – December 2016

Doc.it Women Award
Mostra di Venezia 73
Venice (Italy) – September 2016

Bio To B
Biografilm
Bologna (Italy) – June 2015

Doc@Work
Festival dei Popoli
Firenze (Italy) – December 2014

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INCONTRO CON GLI AUTORI

– a Milano il 18, alle ore 10:40, allo Spazio Cinema Anteo

– a Bologna il 18, alle ore 21:30, al Cinema Teatro Galliera

– a Firenze il 19, alle ore 21, alla Fondazione Stensen

– a Bologna il 20, alle ore 20, al Jolly Cinema Bologna

– a Torino il 21, alle ore 20, al Cinema Romano

– a Modena il 22, alle ore 21 al Cinema Astra Modena

La realtà ultima De Manincor la cerca al Cern
e.giam., la Repubblica Bologna, 15 June 2018

Un nuovo sguardo sul Cern (Intervista ad Anna de Manincor)
Benedetta Cucci, il Resto del Carlino, 15 June 2018

Almost Nothing – “Vivere e lavorare al CERN”
Carlo Griseri, cinemaitaliano.info, 14 June 2018

Da Bologna di viaggia al Cern di Ginevra
il Resto del Carlino, 13 June 2018

Biografilm, si parte in piazza
Fernando Pellerano, Corriere di Bologna, 13 June 2018

Almost Nothing | CERN Experimental City – Anna De Manincor Inteview
ThitiaOfficial, July 2018

PRODUCTION

Bo Film
via Nazario Sauro, 22
40121 – Bologna (Italy)
website
tel.: +39 349 2658471
mail: info@bofilm.it

Tita Production
25, rue Sylvabelle
13006 – Marseille (France)
website
tel.: +33(0)4 91 33 44 63
mail: contact@titaprod.com

Associate Directors
Helmstraat, 139A
2140 – Antwerpen (Belgium)
website
tel.: +32 3 236 66 63
mail: mark@adirector.be
mail: bram@adirector.be

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION & SALES AGENT

I Wonder Pictures
via della Zecca, 2
40121 – Bologna (Italy)
website
tel.: +39 051 4070166
mail: distribution@iwonderpictures.it

PRESS OFFICE

Stefania Collalto
tel.: +39 339 4279472
mail: collalto@echogroup.it