Family Show
by Francesco Bertocco, Italy 2013, 20 '
CAMERA: Francesco Bertocco   PRODUCTION: CAREOF, Sky Italia
EDITING: Francesco Bertocco    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015
In collaboration with Careof and Sky Italia

Made in four sections introduced by captions which tell a story, the film goes behind-the-scenes at the popular Reality TV show X Factor, and gathers expectant, emotional commentary from partents accompanying their children to auditions. A marginal but spectacular picture emerges, of the multitude of contrasting feelings which pulses around the program. The artist evokes an intimate and empathic vision from a controversial contemporary media phenomenon. The result is a vivid, detailed portrait of the 21st century family: its changes, evolutions and transformations in action. 

Francesco Bertocco 
Artist and filmmaker, born in Milan, 1983. His work concentrates on the linguistic complexity of the documentary form. His one-man shows include: OFF SITE, with Alessandra Messali, MAC, Lissone (CH), in collaboration with ViaFarini/DOCVA; Focus Group, Room Gallery, Milan; Role Play, Lucie Fontaine, Milan. His work has also been shown and screened at: Visions du Réel 2014 International Documentary Festival, Nyon, (CH); Mediterranea 16 - Errors Allowed, Ancona; Careof DOCVA, Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milan; DOC15, (Production prize), Sect. Passaggi, Festival Internazionale Filmmaker, Milan. 

Selected Filmography
2014 Allegoria; Onde; Eclissi


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