"WARNING: You'll want a one way ticket after watching this film!"
Bella Vita Shows Italy's Best
Italy is absolutely holding. Soul-stirring wine. Incredible food. Beautiful land. Equally beautiful people. Wonderful cars. Masterful artisans. And for the patient, there are even a few waves. Just ask Chris Del Moro.
Video Review from Rome
I couldn’t wait to watch it, the movie, called Bella Vita, a surf journey, filmed in Italy.
I've appreciated the importance and value that it gives to our Italy. I think that we need to remember more often that we live in a magic place, with a magic culture. That We are lucky.
And I feel lucky because at the Italia Surf Expo, last weekend i met the cast, i interviewed them and i decided to dedicate one of my “In Action” episodes to Bella Vita.
A Stunning Piece of Visual Art
Bella Vita ticks all the boxes with what you expect from a surf film: there is travel, culture, food, and most importantly, waves.
But it is so much more than that.
An Italian Surf Film?
Bella Vita means “beautiful life,” such a short and simple title for such a grand ideal, yet somehow it is this exact juxtaposition of abundance (in story and spirit) and undiluted honesty (in aesthetics and script) that creates the modest metaphor of this film, woven like a glorious golden thread throughout its thematic tapestry.
U.S. Premiere, Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival
Sharing a passion for surfing as well as an Italian bloodline, they traversed the Tuscan coast for three months in search of surf and family lineage, along the way, documenting Del Moro’s pilgrimage, local color, food, the confluence of old and new-world craftsmanship and a burgeoning Italian surf culture. The result is Bella Vita, a soulful and spirited transcendent travelogue into the personal, artisanal and communal side of surfing.
Bella Vita: Living, and surfing, the good life in Italy
In fact, even calling it a surf doc in the first is probably an oversimplification. Because, alongside some kicking surf footage, gorgeously shot on 35mm, Bella Vita also brings a taste of Italy’s landscapes, food and drink, art, and culture into the mix.
Jason Baffa Interview
Filmmaker Jason Baffa, who previously made surf documentaries “Singlefin: yellow” and “One California Day” is set to release his latest film, “Bella Vita.” In an interview with Framework he describes how he came to discover the growing Italian surf subculture and the pressures he felt in making his third film.