Country: Italy
Year: 2013

Surprising journey to discover the success that the Italian music had the early 50s until the Perestroika in the Soviet Union. From Robertino’s songs that Valentina Tereshkova, the first cosmonaut woman, used to listen to aboard her spacecraft to the success of Celentano, Toto Cutugno, Al Bano and Romina, Pupo, Claudio Baglioni and Ricchi&Poveri all of them imposed by the Soviet radio to divert young people from Anglo-American rock subversive music. A rather kitsch fresco of how the Italian pop-music, in Russia, has led and continues to lead the tastes of artists, intellectuals or amateurs.

Directed by Marco Raffaini and Giuni Ligabue

Marco Raffaini (1967 Parma) lives in Bologna, he’s a translator, writer, graduated in Russian culture with a thesis about the drunkenness in contemporary Russian literature; this is his first film experience.

Giuni Ligabue (1980, Modena), is an author and director. Since 2003 produces music videos, short films, feature films, commercials and documentaries. It works with several independent companies, mainly between Bologna and Rome.