After the death of his film and life partner Angela Ricci Lucchi in early 2018, Yervant Gianikian shot I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti. A moving, exhaustive montage in which film and video footage of their life, work and travels is combined with words and drawings from her diaries. Capitolo secondo is a natural sequel to this.

Gianikian primarily provides insight into the filmmakers’ lives. A report on their travels and meetings in the USA, occasioned by a screening of their films from the late 1970s onward, provides insight into the latter, their artistic, historical and political mission, and as a result, also the alternative film culture. The second part covers a visit to Jerusalem, eternal point of contention for religious zeal and political fanaticism. The third is Ricci Lucchi’s illustrated memory of her childhood in a house on the front during World War Two.

Filmmaker
Yervant Gianikian
Country
Italy
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
103’
Language
Italian, English, French, Armenian
Producer
Yervant Gianikian
Sales
Yervant Gianikian
Writer
Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Editor
Yervant Gianikian, Luca Previtali