Gli Appunti di Anna Azzori – Uno Specchio che viaggia nel Tempo is a feature film that is not afraid to take risks, which lets itself be inspired by a successful blending of arts and which, alongside excerpts from Grifi and Sarchielli’s previous work, also features archive footage, various hearing levels and – why not? – even a welcome touch of meta-cinema.
The faces of those who have witnessed different historical periods one after the other, hands intent on handling old card decks, cosy little taverns and cheerful choirs of old friends enjoying themselves singing – with the accompaniment of an accordion – old traditional Viennese songs are the true soul of Notes from the Underworld, the newest work by documentary filmmakers Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel.
Starting with the upcoming 70th edition, the Berlinale will have a new, important section. This section is called Encounters and its aim is to keep abreast of the times, focusing on all the new forms cinema is taking all over the world. And, on the occasion of this 70th Berlinale, an Austrian feature film has also been selected as part of this section.