Cy Dear
by Andrea Bettinetti, Italy 2018, 92''
SCREENPLAY: Andrea Bettinetti   SOUNDTRACK: Eraldo Bernocchi
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierluigi Laffi   PRODUCER: Michele Bongiorno
EDITING: Giovanna Ferrara   LANGUAGE: Vo: Italian, english; Sub: Italiano, English
SOUND: Massimo Pozzoli    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2019

 A tribute to one of the most prolific and influential American artists of the 20th century.
Cy Twombly, who died in Rome in 2011, was a painter, illustrator, sculptor and photographer.
A contemporary of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, he lived between the
United States and Italy and influenced, among them, artist as such as Jean Michel Basquiat,
Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Between the 50s and 60s,
his style represented a break in the world of painting and figurative art in general. Andrea
Bettinetti’s film follows the artist’s life through archival material and interviews with friends,
family and curators (including Nicola Del Roscio, president of the Cy Twombly Foundation,
the artist’s son Alessandro Twombly and gallerist Larry Gagosian), from his early years in
Rome (where he met his future wife, artist Tatiana Franchetti), his frequent trips to America
and sojourns in New York and Virginia, until his mature years and old age, revealing a gentle,
unselfish and poetic personality.
Andrea Bettinetti
Degree in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic, enrolled at the London International Film School. In London, he worked first as an Art Director, then as a director of commercials and short films. He returned to Italy in 1997, and became a freelance director of commercials and commercial videos before turning to documentaries. He’s made over 20 films, which have won awards and been shown at many festivals.

Selected Filmography

2018 Zona di guerra: professione contractor   2017  Inseguendo la felicità   2015 Nella terra dei Merli  2014 Lungo la Blue Line 


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