VENICE - High above the earth an Italian astronaut heats up lasagna. Below, from Rome to Milan, millions of people dance, kiss, bake bread and sleep in "Italy in a Day", a moving portrait stitched together from more than 45,000 home-made videos.
Italian director Gabriele Salvatores arrives for the screening of his movie "Italy in a day" (Un giorno da Italiani) presented in competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2014 at Venice Lido
The film, premiering at the Venice film festival, takes inspiration from director Kevin McDonald’s YouTube-sourced film "Life in a Day". It shows moments in the lives of 627 Italians from newborns to 104 years old who made the final cut.