Daniele is a young man from Sant’Erasmo, an island on the edges of the Venice Lagoon. He lives on his wits, isolated even from his peer group who are busy exploring an existence of pleasure-seeking expressed in the cult of the barchino (motorboat). This obsession focusses on the building of ever more powerful engines to transform the little lagoon launches into dangerously fast racing boats.
Daniele too dreams of a record-breaking barchino, one that will take him to the top of the leader board, but everything he does to further his dream and win respect from the others turns out to be tragically counterproductive. The decline that erodes the relationships, environment and habits of a rootless generation is observed from the timeless perspective of the Venetian landscape and its island outskirts: the point of no return is a foolish, vestigial tale of male initiation. Violent and destined to fail, it explodes dragging the ghost city along on a psychedelic shipwreck.



DIRECTOR | Yuri Ancarani
MUSIC BY | Sick Luke and Lorenzo Senni/Francesco Fanitni
D.O.P. | Yuri Ancarani in collaboration with Mauro Chiarello
EDITING | Yuri Ancarani and Yves Beloniak
SOUND | Mirco Mencacci, Mirco Fabbri
PRODUCED BY | Dugong Films with Rai Cinema (IT), Luxbox (FR), Unbranded Pictures (US), Alebrije Productions (MX) Mirfilm (RU)




Premiere “Orizzonti” Mostra del cinema Biennale di Venezia  , Venice, Italy

VIENNALE, V’21, Vienna, Austria

IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherland

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sevilla Film Festival, Sevilla, Spain

Alice nella Città, Rome Film Fest, Rome, Italy



"Atlantide" poster
"Atlantide" Cinema Troisi, Rome.