Italo Disco. The Sparkling Sound of the 80s

Alessandro Melazzini

IndieLisboa 2022 •

Germany, Documentary, 2021, 62′

Italo disco has synthesizers, catchy melodies and chaotic English lyrics. It is the music of Sabrina and La Bionda, possessing an idiosyncratic imagery that has benefited from a recent revival. It may not have been the coolest genre of the 1980s, but it was influential and underrated. Taking it not too seriously, this film looks at all aspects of this phenomenon.