Il Palazzo

Katharina Copony. 2006. Italy, Germany. vo Italian. s English. 45’



The protagonist of this film is a building. On the perimeter of Rome like a monolith in the open countryside stands a municipal housing complex from the seventies: Corviale. This ravaged concrete structure, which stretches for over a kilometre, has become the embodiment of a failed utopia from an urban planner's drawing board. Designed as a self-sufficient city, for decades this “palazzo” has largely been left to the devices of its eight thousand residents.