San Siro
by Yuri Ancarani, Italy 2014, 26 '
CAMERA: Yuri Ancarani  SOUND DESIGN: Mirco Mencacci
PHOTOGRAPHY: Yuri Ancarani  PRODUCTION: careof, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Sky Italia e Studio Ancarani 
EDITING: Yuri Ancarani   

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

The film, set in the San Siro stadium in Milan, a national institution, offers an unusual point of view on the football world. At the narrative’s center is the usually hidden reality of the workers: essential to the preparation of a match. Technicians, directors of television coverage, the workers become unwitting protagonists of the story, revealing repeated and timeless gestures. In the course of a day’s work, the film takes place on the morning following the preparation of the actual football spectacle, the end-product of all the stage action; on the other hand are the players, led by Balotelli. The project, conceived within ArteVisione, was presented as part of the MAXXI Prize 2014. 

Yuri Ancarani 
Born in Ravenna, in 1972, he lives and works between his hometown and Milan. His work arises from a steady mix of cinema, documentary and contemporary art. His work has been presented in many international shows and museums, including: 55rd Biennale di Venezia (2013); Museo MAXXI, Rome; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Galleria ZERO, Milan; La Friche, Marseille. He has partecipated at many festivals and has been awarded prizes and honors, including: Grand Prix in Lab Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and Best documentary al New Horizon I.F.F. in Wroclaw, Poland. 

Selected Filmography 
2014 Seance 2012 Da Vinci 2011 Piattaforma Luna 2010 Il Capo

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