54 minutes, 2020
Director : Doriana MONACO (Italy)
Production : Parallelo 41 Produzioni (Italy), Ladoc (Italy)
“Agalma” reveals the daily life of the Archaeological Museum of Naples — its facilities, restorations and the expressive power of its classical statues. The film shows us the passion of the restorers and curators who plan the museum’s life. In the illusory stillness of the great Bourbon building, this whirlwind of activity breathes new life into statues, frescoes and mosaics.
Doriana MONACO was born in Benevento in 1989. She studied archaeology and art history at the University of Naples Federico II. In 2014, she worked as assistant director on the film “Perez” by Edoardo De Angelis. She made her first two short films in 2015: “Anatomia di un pensiero Sad” and “Lazyest Girl in Town”. In 2016 she joined FILMaP – Atelier di Cinema del Reale at Ponticelli, where she directed the documentary “Cronopios”, selected for the 2017 Trieste Film Festival’s Corso Salani Award.