Thu 2 September 2010 // 20:00
(Thurs 2nd and Sun 5th Sept / 8pm / £4/3)
(Erik Gandini / 2009 / Italy / 85 minutes / certificate 15 / subtitles)
An intriguing documentary on Silvio Berlusconi and Italy's TV dominated culture. The trailer was banned by the Italian state broadcaster. It pinpoints a situation 30 years ago starting a revolution through TV in Italy when a show featured housewives stripping, and at this point Berlusconi realised that being President of television was to be president of the whole country. Gandini has fascinating access behind the scenes of Berlusconi's empire.