“Italo Disco” was about more than boogie nights, documentarian Alessandro Melazzini says

According to a Variety report, Alessandro Melazzini approaches the subject of 80s pop dance music from a particular perspective.

Born in Sondrio, Lombardy, the Italian documentarian, the report added, who has filmed both nuns and porn stars, is based in Germany and was trained as an economist and philosopher, and also worked as a cultural journalist and translator.

“My previous documentary was about Cistercians,” says the director of Italo Disco, which just screened in its world premiere at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. 

“My second-last one was on porno star-turned-politician Ilona Staller, a.k.a. Cicciolina. Italo Disco was a perfect fit in between, don’t you think?”

The founder of Alpenway Media, Melazzini has produced films from The Italian Character to Our Stone while also often working as a director.

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