The New Waves Non fiction


Yervant Gianikian | Italy | 2019 | 100 min.
O.V in Italian, Russian, French and English subtitled in English and Spanish

The whole universe doesn't fit in the length of a film. Not the rich universe of life in partnership of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucci, which is extended in this second issue of Angela's diaries. In it, Gianikian narrates their private lives, what happened in the preparation of their films, and the findings behind their immersion in subjects such as war, colonialism and fascism. As Gianikian explains. "The promise made to Angela is renewed and shines again through the passionate writing of her pages, which seamlessly goes through the narrow, dark view of the violent world.

Direction: Yervant Gianikian
Script: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Editing: Yervant Gianikian, Luca Previtali
Cast:  Angela Ricci Lucchi, Yervant Gianikian
Production: Yervant Gianikian , Angela Ricci Lucchi


The pair of filmmakers Yervant Gianikian (Merano, 1942) and Angela Ricci Lucchi (Roma, 1942) have left their mark on cinema history thanks to an important body of work that looks into the archive with a political and avant garde look. In 1975, Gianikian, an architect of Armenian origin, met Ricci Lucchi, who had studied painting in Austria with Oskar Kokoschka. In the 70s they made several experimental short films, and from the eighties they consolidated their research and work method with titles like Dal Polo al Ecuatore (1986), Hombres, Años, Vida (1990), Priggionieri di Guerra (1995), Inventario balcánico (2000) and Oh Uomo (2005). In 2013 they presented Pays Barbare, the last film before Ricci Lucchi’s death in 2018. Retrospecitves of her work have been shown at numerous festivals and centres, including MoMA, the Cinémathèque in Paris and MNCARS. The two chapters he has made so far of I diari di Angela - Noi due cineasti premiered in Venice.