Porno e libertà

  • 78'
  • Italy
  • 2016
Between 1960 and 1980, Italian pornographers were not purely interested in money. In this review containing many uncensored excerpts, they link their films - often illegal at the time - with the battle for political, cultural and personal freedoms. They include the pioneer Lasse Braun, who inspired the Danish parliament to decriminalise pornography; Giuliana Gamba, the first female porno director in Italy; and Riccardo Schicchi, who helped porn star Cicciolina (later the muse of Jeff Koons) to become a member of the Italian parliament. Film critic Marco Giusti points out that arthouse films like Last Tango in Paris (1972) transgress the same sexual boundaries. Bertolucci declares on archive footage: "Pornography should be entirely liberated!"
There’s no mention of abuse in porn productions. There are feminist objections and writer Helena Velena regrets the fact that "show business managed to remove the subversive and vibrant power that porn had".

Director
Carmine Amoroso
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
78'
Medium
DCP
International title
Porn to Be Free
Language
Italian
Producers
Carmine Amoroso, Patrizia Zoratti, Paolo Ferrari
Production Company
ZUTFILM S.R.L.
Sales
WIDE
Cinematography
Paolo Ferrari
Music
Fabrizio Fornaci
Cast
Giuliana Gamba
Website
http://widehouse.org/film/porno-liberta