Articoli di Marianna De Tollis

17 May

A Woman, A History, A Movie: Ida Dalser’s Tragic Resistance From History To Film, di Marianna De Tollis


In 2009, the Italian movie director, actor, and screenwriter, Marco Bellocchio, decides to bring to life, on the big screen, an historical yet political movie entitled Vincere; the only Italian movie that would be presented for an Award at the festival of Cannes in the spring of the same year. Bellocchio decides to present an atypical historical/political account in which he focuses not on the life-story of the fascist leader, Benito Mussolini (Filippo Timi), but rather on that of a mysterious/forgotten woman, Ida Irene Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), who claimed, “again and again,” to be the first wife of the Duce. This woman is, according to Natalia Aspesi, “quella Ida Dalser che [Mussolini] avrebbe poi sposato (forse) con matrimonio religioso in 1914” – “that Ida Dalser whom [Mussolini] will eventually marry (perhaps) with a religious ceremony in 1914” (La Repubblica). ...continua a leggere