Balkan Dox

For Lucio

Per Lucio

2021 — 79 min / Colour and B&W



A visual and sonorous journey into the poetic and irreverent imagery of the Italian singer, Lucio Dalla. This documentary presents an untold narration of Dalla’s world, through the words of his faithful manager Tobia and his childhood friend Stefano Bonaga. The film mixes biography and history, reality and imagination, as portrayed by the found footage, both public and private, official and amateur. Here, lyrics and music illustrate an underground and nuanced Italy, a free narration of the country’s history through tragic events and economic boom. This is the Italy of the underdogs and the marginalized: Dalla’s Italy.

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Directors' Biography

Pietro Marcello, born in Caserta, Italy in 1976, he studied painting at the Naples Academy of Fine Arts and began directing his first short films in the early 2000s. His debut feature-length documentary, Il passaggio della linea, screened in the Orizzonti section of the Venice International Film Festival while La bocca del lupo was selected for the 2010 Forum and won the Teddy Award and the Caligari Film Prize. His further documentaries have screened and won awards at international festivals. His debut feature film, Martin Eden, premiered at Venice and was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor.

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Pietro Marcello


Beppe Caschetto

Anastasia Michelagnoli


Ilyà Sapeha


Fabrizio Federico


Marcos Molina

Screenings & Awards

Berlinale, Germany, 2021

Visions du Réel, Switzerland, 2021