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Atlantide | Warp Composers


    • Music by:
    • Lorenzo Senni & Francesco Fantini
    • Directed by:
    • Yuri Ancarani

Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Competition 2021


Daniele is a young man from Sant’Erasmo, an island on the edges of the Venice Lagoon. He lives on his wits, isolated even from his peer group who are busy exploring an existence of pleasure-seeking expressed in the cult of the barchino (motorboat). This obsession focuses on the building of ever more powerful engines to transform the little lagoon launches into dangerously fast racing boats. Daniele too dreams of a record-breaking barchino, one that will take him to the top of the leader board, but everything he does to further his dream and win respect from the others turns out to be tragically counterproductive. The decline that erodes the relationships, environment and habits of a rootless generation is observed from the timeless perspective of the Venetian landscape and its island outskirts: the point of no return is a foolish, vestigial tale of male initiation. Violent and destined to fail, it explodes dragging the ghost city along on a psychedelic shipwreck.

Directed by:

Yuri Ancarani

Produced by:

Marco Alessi
Dmitry Saltykovsky


Daniele Barison
Bianka Berényi
Maila Dabalà
Alberto Tedesco
Jacopo Torcellan

Music By:

Lorenzo Senni & Francesco Fantini


Yuri Ancarani
Mauro Chiarello

Release date:




Running time:

104 minutes

Lorenzo Senni & Francesco Fantini