Ottanta! Riflessioni di Romano Prodi

by Francesco Conversano, Nene Grignaffini

Storie Italiane

(Italy / 2019 / 88’)

Romano Prodi. Prime Minister of Italy for two mandates, historical symbol of the Democratic Party and Italian Centre-left politics. Directors Francesco Conversano and Nene Grignaffini ask permission to enter his home in Bologna. The interview is magnetic: focusing especially on his formative years, the politician's reflections reveal fragments  of his life from a privileged perspective. The public sphere and the world of politics, from the Presidency to the role in the European Commission, but also the private sphere: the house in Bebbio, his marriage, teachers and friendships. The result is an intimate and important portrait, which outlines the prestigious leader's career and personal development between desires and doubts.