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Scipio’s Dream

Power and Death in Ancient Rome

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  • Director
    Adolfo Conti
    Place
    Rome
    Year
    2003
    Lenght
    55’
    Abstract

    Rome: an empire that lasted for 800 years, 800 years of wars, triumphs, victories and defeats, 800 years of power and death. Death that the Roman armies inflicted on their enemies and stared in the face themselves. The documentary describes the complex, strong relationship between power and death through some of the most important monuments of ancient Rome. The magnificent Villa Piccola, the stucco-decorated tombs beneath S.Sebastiano, the “columbarium” of Pomponius Hylas, the Hypogeum of the Aureli family, the Scipio mausoleum: unique, intact monuments, will be opened for us. Monuments that are normally inaccessible because of their frailty and their importance.

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    Distribution territories: Italy, The Netherlands, Greece

    Festivals and prizes: Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico, Rovereto 2005 (Italy)

    Platinum Award at World Festival in the "Archaeological documentary” category (Houston 2003)

    Special Prize of the Jury at the Festival du Film d’Archeologie (Nyon 2003)

    Award for the best script at the 5th International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area (Athens, 2004)

    Credits

    Scientific advisor: Andrea Carandini

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