Florence Fight Club 

 

TASK: Set Design ass.

 Florence: in the beginning it’s all a shower of flowers, hugs and kisses. Then the game begins and that multicoloured show framed by Piazza Santa Croce, before the marvellous façade of turns into an inferno. The Florentine historical soccer semifinal is being played between the Reds and the Blues and they are beating the living daylights out of each other. Holy cow! It’s a flurry of slaps, coagulated blood, punches, snares, choking, kicks. “The ball! Where’s the ball?” someone shouts. The people in the terrace watch this spectacle, stunned; it seems to astound even the severe gaze of the great poet Dante Alighieri, whose statue dominates from the corner of the square. Everything began in that match. It wasn’t a match as in so many other sports-­‐no! We're talking about Florentine historical soccer, an ancient, spectacular, violent sport. A mixture of rugby, all-­‐in wrestling, boxing, Graeco-­‐Roman wrestling, martial arts and a few notions that found their way to modern soccer. Four stories start here, intertwining with each other, giving rise to a comedy that is bitter, comic and as spectacular as life itself.

 

directed by: Stefano Lorenzi

 cinematography: Daniele Ciprì, Ramiro Civita

 editing: Raimondo Aiello

 set design: Beatrice Scarpato, Alessandro Vannucci

 ass. set design: Simone Serlenga, Martina Castagnoli

 costume design: Giuseppe Avallone

 music: Aleksey Vorobyov

 producer: Gianfranco Piccioli, Nadezhda Gorshkova

 production: Settima Luna, supported by MiBACT, Liga Production

 country: Italy/Russia

 year: 2013

 format: colour 

 status: Ready (01/06/2015)

 festival & awards: Moscow International Film Festival 2015: Russian Trace

 

 

 

 

photo credits. Settima Luna, supported by MiBACT, Liga Production