Italo Disco. The Sparkling Sound of the 80s

Thursday, August 25 20:00 | Mallassauna | €10 | English, German, Italian / Subtitles in English | 62 min

It was an era where millions of young Europeans would let loose to a wild beat of music made with synthetic and captivating melodies, more or less weird English lyrics, electronic rhythms and visionary music videos. It was the world of Italo Disco, born in Italy and reinforced in Germany, that made the whole planet dance.

Italo Disco. The Sparkling Sound of the 80s tells the story of the birth and development of a music genre with many souls. With in-depth archive research and interviews with artists and leading personalities of the genre, the movie analyzes the creative, productive and business aspects of what was a booming industry and a social phenomenon.

Pulsing to the rhythm of tracks of that era, Italo Disco. The sparkling sound of the 80s takes you on a journey of discovery of a sound that is as commercial as it is futuristic – cybernetic tracks fueled by hopes and dreams of the young musicians, who were always moving between trash and brilliance. This is a story of the sound of an era, often talked about, but not always understood.