Videocracy

Videocracy

Directed by: Erik Gandini

Friday, February 12 - Thursday, March 4, 2010

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This sharp and rueful dissection of power and prestige in Berlusconi’s Italy captures the surreal nature of life in a celebrity obsessed nation where politics are controlled by the owner of the country’s media empire. Co-opting critics, steamrolling opposition and pandering to an all-too-content public in ways that stagger belief, the prime minister has perfected a 21st century version of the dream factory that shows no signs of slowing down.


NR, 85 Minutes, English and Italian
Lorber Films, a division of Kino-Lorber, Sweden/Denmark/UK/Finland


"Powerful… Italy has found its Michael Moore in Erik Gandini."
- Screen International


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