L'impero della Natura. Una notte al Parco del Colosseo
Festa del cinema
The Colosseum Archaeological Park is a natural habitat for wild animals, who have turned it into an ecosystem that is absolutely unique. The hill on which Rome was founded and the valley below represent an ecological niche for birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, rodents, and invertebrates. They offer us a fresh perspective on the bond between humanity and nature.
We wanted to show a world-famous location, one of inestimable historical and archaeological importance, from a radically new vantage point: that of a natural habitat that is not easy to glimpse. It’s hidden from tourists’ eyes and often from our own imagination, dominated as it is by the classical idea of large monuments to be visited and admired mostly for their cultural and symbolic value.
Born in 1974 in Rome, Luca Lancise is a writer and director of documentaries, a screenwriter, journalist, and independent producer. His films have received several awards. He has worked with RAI Fiction Magnolia, Sky, Freemantle media, and Mediaset.
Marco Gentili started out as a filmmaker and editor in 2000, working on documentaries. For over ten years, he has handled the filming and directing of television programs and is involved in the development of original formats.