By Simone ISOLA


Biography - Completed 2015

In the history of Italian film, Alfredo Bini plays a crucial part, although his most renowned work is limited to the '60s. This is the story of one of our most courageous and liberal producers.

& Awards

Venice - Biennale 2015
Venice Classics
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Biography, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Simone ISOLA
    • Writer(s)
    • Simone ISOLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Paolo BOGNA (Kimerafilm srl (IT)), Gianluca ARCOPINTO (Axelotil Film (IT)), Roberto CICUTTO (Istituto Luce Cinecittà (IT))
    • Synopsis
    • Bini started his own business in 1960 and founded the production company Arco Film, realizing "il bell'Antonio" by Mauro Bolognini, based on the novel by Vitaliano Brancati. Since this early work he showed an inclination to rebellion, deaf even to the calls of the Minister of Entertainment, Alberto Folchi, who attempted to dissuade him from addressing the risky topic of male impotence. But Alfredo Bini is best known for his long and intense collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini, debuting in 1960 with "Tramp" and producing all Pasolini’s films up to "Oedipus Rex" in 1967. Bini defended his work by publishing in 1969 an essay with the emblematic title "Notes for those who have duties, civic, professional and political to defend Italian cinema." The parable of human and professional Bini follows the fortunes of Italian cinema. His last few years were lived in solitude and bitterness. This is the story of one of our most courageous and liberal producers.