Helmut Berger - Angelo e Demone
Helmut Berger - Angel and Demon
Helmut BergerKey Cast
Project Type:Documentary, Feature
Runtime:1 hour 35 minutes
Completion Date:May 1, 2023
Production Budget:1,000 USD
Country of Origin:Italy
Country of Filming:Italy
At 13 of age Donatella see an editing table in the archives and she
falls in love of it. From that moment she decides that cinema would be her life work.Donatella opened CIAK STUDIO to become the youngest Italian cinematographic entrepreneur. Director, producer, and expert editor, Donatella Baglivo began intense activity for RAI and private entrepreneurs editing documentaries, inquiries, advertising, movie trailers and drama series. Among the many films made, in 1973 is her editing of “The City of The Sun”, directed by Gianni Amelio; in 1979 editing for the RAI a backstage view, following the Greek director Theodoros Anghelopoulos;
in 1980 a biopic about the great Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco. In the 1980s, she meets the famous Russian director Andrey Tarkovsky and mentors with him. He becomes her master and spiritual leader and makes three films dedicated to him, the only existing in the world about the life of the great filmmaker.
Her cinebiographies become subject of study in universities, played in theaters and transmitted by the
Italian and foreign television. She also represented officially Italy in most of Cinematographic Festivals
in the world and, in 1984, she presented the Trilogy about Tarkovsky to the Harvard University of
Cambridge (USA). In 1992 she directs “Amateurs in TV”, a theatrical series of 30 episodes at Gerini
and Muses Theater of Rome. In 1995, during the centenary year of cinema, she starts the making of a
series of biopics (100 planned) entitled “Stars of Italian Cinema”. Through the interviewed figures and
stories people relive the magic of Italian Cinema of a bygone era. The show, that obtains the
patronage from the Council of Ministers and the Anica and expands with new cinebiographies. In 2004 she dedicates herself to the poetess nominated for the Nobel Prize Alda Merini, creating the
biopic “The Strength of Poetry”. In 2005 she directed the feature film, in 35 mm “...And After That, The
Snow Fell” that tells about the earthquake drama in Irpinia in 1980. For his cultural value and historic
memory, the film was shown in the presence of the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
and the President of the Region Campania Antonio Bassolino, on the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
In 2008 her biography “Giulio Andreotti - The Price of Power” represented a unique opportunity to
enter into the Senator’s private life and his memories. In these years her cinebiographies where been exhibited in the Film Festival of Pesaro. In 2010 Donatella Baglivo knows the difficult social and political situation experienced by the Democratic Republic of Congo and directs the film “Madame Jolie’s Courage”.
In the same year, for the opening of the new library inside the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, she
makes, with the inmates, a film titled “Dreaming Love, Amnesty, Freedom, Happiness, Health”.
In 2010 the director opens CIAK VILLAGE Association in Rome within CIAK 2000 S.r.l.
cinematographic Production labs: activities on cultural, social, international and Italian cinema, which
includes: research, studies and training for young students from various parts of the world. Also she
inaugurated a drama facility within photo exhibition and Cinema Museum dedicated to Andrey
Tarkovsky. On the occasion of 50 years of her career, she decides to write the book “Happened in Moviola”.
It’s about a work of 500 pages including about 1000 pictures and texts of her working life and the
relation with her master: Andrey Tarkovsky. For all her works she received at least one hundred awards in many parts of the world, including Italy. Her most distinguished prize, to this day, is Honoris Causa.