Il treno va a Mosca in Luxembourg
Cinéstarlight - Dudelange (Luxembourg)
On the Centre national de l'audiovisuel (Luxembourg)'s initiative, the CinéStarlight in Dudelange is hosting an exceptional screening of the documentary 'Il Treno va a Mosca' directed by Frederico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini from 8mm films. It's shot by Sauro Raviglia during the 6th World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow in 1957.
A few months after the denunciation of Stalin's crimes in the Soviet Union, but also a few months after the entrance of the soviet army in Hungary, the festival was a high point of the soviet propaganda that draws attention to its openness to the world and to the youth. For all who participated, it's still an essential experience, but it does arouse ambiguous feelings.
Sauro Raviglia, a young 22 year-old communist, was on a journey in 1957. It was the first time he went abroad and he had a 8mm camera, with which he was filming meetings organized by the Soviet Union. This was to celebrate peace and friendship among young people. He also got the opportunity to film the daily life in Moscow, and to discover the drawback of the communist dream.
From Sauro Raviglia's films, today kept at the national archives of family film in Italy. Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini made a fascinating movie about a little known historical event during the cold war. On the 11th November at 7:30 pm,“The train to moscow” will be exclusively presented at CinéStarlight in Dudelanget. This will be done in the presence of the director Frederico Ferronee (original italian version with french subtitles).