This film explores the life of Carlo Ginzburg, one of the most important Italian Art historians of his generation, and an eminent representative of microhistory. Born in Turin in 1939, he became a professor of modern history at the University of Bologna before expatriating himself to the University of California, where he took a particular interest in witchcraft and its representations towards the end of the Middle Ages. He has written many articles for various journals, including Past and Present and Quaderni Storici. In 1992, he was awarded the Aby Warburg Award, and in 2005, the Antonio Feltrinelli Award, which is awarded for Historical Sciences by the Accademia dei Lincei. Introspective portrait of a leader in the field of microhistory, directed by a female duo.
|Director||Marianne Alphant, Pascale Bouhénic|
|Sound||Gianluca Costamagna, Isabelle De Mullenheim|
Pascale Bouhénic is a French writer, born in 1963. She’s also a director of documentaries on arts and literature.
Philippe-Alain Michaud, le réel traversé par la fiction (2017) ; Guillaume Apollinaire, l’élan créateur (2016) ; Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, une passion spéciale (2016) ; Roland Recht, cathédrales et papillons (2015) ; Michael Fried, In Love with Diderot (2015) ; Rosalind Krauss, une moderniste, une vraie (2014) ; Gustave Doré, de l’illustrateur à l’artiste (2013) ; Georges Didi-Huberman, douze images pour le meilleur et pour le pire (2012).
Marianne Alphant is a French writer, agrégée de philosophie and former journalist for Libération. From 1993 to 2010, she directed the Revues parlées of the Pompidou Centre. She was one of the curator of the exhibition Roland Barthes in 2002, and Samuel Beckett in 2007. Since 2014, she co-directed the series « Un œil, une histoire » with Pascale Bouhénic.
Un œil, une histoire (2015−2016) ; Explications (2000).