Ellipsis General Catalogue 2012

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Ellipsis General Catalogue 2012

original title Sulla Strada di Casa

International title On the Way Home

directed by Emiliano Corapi

screenplay Emiliano Corapi

cast

cinematography Raul Torresi

Editor Andrea Maguolo

Production Design Ettore Guerrieri

Costume Design Ilaria Albanese

Vinicio Marchioni, Daniele Liotti, Donatella Finocchiaro, Claudia Pandolfi, Fabrizio

Rongione, Massimo Popolizio

music Giordano Corapi

producer Andrea Petrozzi, Valerio Mezzabarba, Claudio De Toma, Roberta Petrozzi

production Marwin Film

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2011

film run 83'

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 2:35

sound Dolby SR

available format 35mm, HD, DigiBeta, DVD, English and French Subtitles

genre Thriller

festival & awards Jury Special Prize, Best Actor: Annecy Film Festival 2011

Synopsis

Alberto, owner of a small company, confronted with financial difficulties, becomes a courier for

a powerful criminal organization in the attempt to save his company. He hides the truth of his

trips from his loving wife Laura, who has always appreciated him for his honesty, until a

rival gang’s interest in the illicit package he is about to deliver forces him to face the

consequences of a choice far beyond his nature.

Director Notes

The need to protect and maintain one's values and integrity was the starting point, which

inspired me to write my script. I saw the possibility to make a suspense film, which would not

follow the typical lines of the genre, where this starting point would become the central

theme, and allow me to highlight the dramatic nature of such need. Not an unusual theme, but I

believe it to be very topical in these present days of great confusion, when the demarcation line between good and evil seems blurred and

people find it difficult not to get lost or go astray. History constantly shows women and men going down the road of criminality even though

they are not criminals. Thus, both in my script and in my filming, I tried to make a suspense film not necessarily tied to the typical style of

this genre, but which could be close to reality and offer in depth a drama able to highlight human relationships reflecting present day

realities as well as our own.


original title ISOLE

international title ISLANDS

directed by Stefano Chiantini

screenplay Stefano Chiantini, Giuliano Miniati

cast Asia Argento, Giorgio Colangeli, Ivan Franek, Anna Ferruzzo, Pascal Zullino

cinematography Vladan Radovic

editing Luca Benedetti, Cristina Flamini

set design Ludovica Ferrario

costume design Susanna Mastroianni, Francesca Tessari

sound Tullio Morganti

producer Selvaggia Sada, Gianluca Arcopinto

production OBRAZ FILM

co‐production IN.PAR S.a.s., S.I.P. S.r.l.,

Supported by Apulia Film Commission

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2011

film run 92’

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:2:35

sound Dolby SRD

available format 35mm, DCP, DigiBeta, HD Cam, Dvd. (Subtitles: English)

genre Drama

festival & awards Toronto International Film Festival: Contemporary World Cinema


Synopsis

Islands tells the story of the meeting of three

solitudes, and the first stirrings of a love born of

shy glances and awkward approaches. The story

unfolds under the roof of a parsonage on the

Tremiti islands. Here, thanks to a series of

coincidences, Ivan, an illegal immigrant; Martina,

a young woman who has lost her ability to speak;

and Father Enzo, Martina's elderly guardian, will

end up living together, all three of them unusual

characters living on the margins of society. We will

see their relationships growing almost effortlessly:

the friendship between the old priest and the

foreigner, but especially the love between Ivan

and Martina, strongly opposed by the self‐

interested, mean‐spirited environment that

surrounds them. Yet amazingly, it is in the unlikely

alliance with the old priest/putative father,

initially outraged by and fearful of their love, who

eventually has a change of heart and takes their

side, that Ivan and Martina will find their only

defender. It is this alliance that legitimizes and

dignifies their love


original title INTO PARADISO

international title Into Paradiso

directed by Paola Randi

screenplay Antonella Antonia Paolini, Paola Randi, Luca Infascelli, Chiara Barzini

cast

Gianfelice Imparato, Saman Anthony, Peppe Servillo, Eloma Ran Janz, Gianni

Ferreri, Shatzi Mosca

cinematography Mario Amura

editing Gianni Vezzosi

set design Paki Meduri

costume design Mariano Tufano

sound Daniele Maraniello

producer Fabrizio Mosca

Executive producer Alessandra Grilli

production ACABA PRODUZIONI in association with Cinecittà Luce, supported by Mibac

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2010

film run 100’

language Italian, Sinhala

Country Italy

aspect ratio 2:35

sound Dolby SRD

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, HD Cam, Dvd. (Subtitles: English, French)

genre Comedy

festival & awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2010: Controcampo Italiano;

Tallin Black Nights Film Festival Special Programme on Human Rights:

ROME: Italian Screenings

Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt: In Competition;

MonteCarlo Film Festival de la Comèdie: Best Actor Award (Gianfelice Imparato);

Zlìn International Film Festival: Informative section


Synopsis

Alfonso is a Neapolitan scientist; he is shy

and inept and has just lost his job. Gayan is

a fascinating former cricket champion from

Sri Lanka. Now penniless, he has just

arrived in Naples in the belief that here he

will find Paradise. Alfonso has spent his life

studying cell migration and watching soap

operas with his mother. Gayan has

travelled and known fame, glory and

money. What do these two men have in

common? How can two such different

people come into contact and how can

their lives become so indissolubly bound?

In a multi‐ethnic Naples, Alfonso and

Gayan’s lives become intertwined as they

are forced to share a shack built illegally on

the rooftop of a building in the heart of the

city’s Sri Lankan neighbourhood. Because of

a tragicomic misunderstanding, Alfonso

needs to hide from a gang of mobsters and

Gayan becomes first a hostage and then his

only ally. And from this paradoxical cohabitation, a very special friendship is born, a partnership

that gives them the courage to face their fate and change it forever.

“The most unusual, funny and sophisticated Italian comedy ever seen since a long

while…”

Il Messaggero

“Into Paradiso” Multi ethnic Naples triumphs at Venice International Film Festival…”

La Repubblica

“Into Paradiso the harsh reality, told with irony and gentleness…”

La Stampa


original title ET IN TERRA PAX

international title And Peace on Earth

directed by Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini

screenplay Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini, Andrea Esposito

cast

cinematography Davide Manca

editing Mario Marrone

Maurizio Tesei, Germano Gentile, Fabio Gomiero, Michele Botrugno, Silvia

Salvatori Simone Crisari, Riccardo Flammini, Ughetta D'Onorascenzo, Paolo

Perinelli, Aljosha Massine, Giorgio Biferali

set design Laura Boni, Irene Iaccio

costume design Chiara Baglioni, Irene Amantini, Pierluigi Porfirio

sound Andrea Viali

producer Gianluca Arcopinto, Simone Isola

production SETTEMBRINI FILM ‐ KIMERAFILM

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2010

film run 89'

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 2:1

sound Dolby Digital 5.1

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, Dvd, (Subtitles: English)

genre Drama

festival & awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2010: Venice Days;

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010: International Competition;

INTERNATIONAL ROME FILM FESTIVAL: Italian Screenings;

ISTANBUL ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL;

CINEMANILA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: In Competition;

GOTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL: Debuts;

REC: International Film Festival of Terragona: In Competition;

Filmfest München.: International Program;

CPH PIX 2011: Spotlight: Italien;


Synopsis

In the distant outskirts of Rome, crime

and drugs tie several -initially

parallel- stories together which then

become one.

Marco goes back home after spending

five years in jail. He tries to rebuild a

normal life and to avoid the illicit

trades that caused his arrest and

imprisonment. His attempts to forget

his past and start a new life are,

however, destined to fail. Marco lets

his old friends Glauco and Mauro

convince him to start dealing again.

Thus, Marco falls back into the

vicious cycle of delinquency and

starts selling cocaine on the bench of

a small park. This spot becomes a sort

of island for him because it allows

him to observe other people's lives,

reflect on his and ponder the events

that will lead him to make his final

useless sacrifice.

Sonia is a university student and

works in Sergio's gambling club. The

efforts she hade made to study and

become financially independent are all crushed by the cruel reality that surrounds her. Sonia's

friendship with Marco and her illusion of receiving some sympathy from Sergio, who is insensitive

and indifferent, are enmeshed with her tiredness and resignation.

The third story revolves around three boys: Faustino, Massimo and Federico. They are all different

from one another but are tied together by a friendship that makes them apparently invulnerable. The

three boys become involved in a series of intertwined events which will cause them to fight against

one another and against the harsh reality. The exchange of a moped for a bit of cocaine brings the

three stories together in a dramatic manner. Once the main characters meet, they will leave a trail of

fire, blood and violence behind them.


original title PIETRO

directed by Daniele Gaglianone

screenplay Daniele Gaglianone

cast

cinematography Gherardo Gossi

editing Enrico Giovannone

set design Lina Fucà

costume design Lina Fucà

Pietro Casella, Francesco Lattarulo, Fabrizio Nicastro, Carlotta Saletti, Diego

Canteri, Marco Ielacqua, Francesco Sena, Giuseppe Mattia

music Plus (Evandro Fornasier, Walter Magri, Mario Actis)

sound Vito Martinelli

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production La Fabbrichetta, BabyDoc Film

year 2010

national distribution Lucky Red

film run 80'

release date 2010‐08‐20

language italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 2:1

sound Dolby SR

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, Dvd (Subtitles: English, French)

genre Drama

festival & awards

FESTIVAL DEL FILM LOCARNO 2010: International Competition (Young Jury Prize);

INTERNATIONAL ROME FILM FESTIVAL: Italian Screenings;

ISTANBUL ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL;

GOTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL: Five Continents;

SOLOTHURN FILM FESTIVAL: Passages;

Filmfest München.: International Program;

CPH PIX 2011: Spotlight: Italien;


Synopsis

Pietro lives in an anonymous suburb.

He has a job, a home and a family.

His job consists in distributing

leaflets on the streets. His home is an

old apartment left to him by his

parents, now decaying. Pietro lives in

it with his brother Francesco, who

represents his entire family. However

their relation is anything but easy.

Francesco's a drug addict, depending

on his drug dealer and friend

NikiNiki and his mates. The only way

Pietro has to connect to his brother

seems to be to live out the role of a

fool assigned to him by the friends'

circle. This stuff he's put through

during the nights spent with his

brother at home is only the other side

of the many insults that on his work

place he has to suffer by the hand of a

violent boss for little more than

peanuts. Despite all this all these

characters go on with their lives

blindly facing the on-going

devastation in their broken lives. A

change seems to occur when at work

Pietro meets a girl somebody who

may be even more desperate than

him, with whom he slowly starts a different kind of relationship. - a relationship that gives space to

tenderness and compassion. But all this is mere illusion in the middle of a dark story whose destiny

has already been decided in a microsociety used to loneliness and violence, with little room for

togetherness. During one of the usual evenings Pietro introduces the girl to his friends and suddenly

the story takes a sour turn with Pietro reacting in a most unexpected way...

“Ovation for the " invisible " guy.

The movie Pietro: a strong accusation at a country lacking humanity… “

Maurizio Porro: Corriere della Sera

“Gaglianone succeeds at Locarno with "Pietro" , a marginalised accidental

murderer…”

Alessandra Levantesi Kezich: La Stampa

"Pietro is a beautiful invention of cinema ". Here, as the film frames move

forward, a hero emerges whose docile and fragile nature is in opposition of the

violence "

Thomas Sotinel: Le Monde


original title SOGNO IL MONDO IL VENERDÌ

international title I Dream of the World on Friday

directed by Pasquale Marrazzo

screenplay Pasquale Marrazzo

cast

Anis Gharbi, Domenico Balsamo, Laura Ferrari, Elena Calligari, Giovanni

Brignola, Simone (aka Valentina) Mancini

cinematography Nicola Saraval

editing Luca Trivulsio

set design Raffaele Golino

music Sergio Cocchi

producer Pasquale Marrazzo

production N.O.I. Produzione Cin.ca, The Family

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2009

national distribution LA FABBRICHETTA

film run 90'

release date 2009‐08‐21

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:1.85

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, Dvd, English Subtitles

genre Drama

festival & awards

LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009: Filmmakers of the

Present Competition;

Synopsis

A robbery planned by two Arabs. A player, a waiter and an

alcoholic woman find themselves racing against time, dealing

with daily routine and everything around it. With no room to

breathe, the tension keeps rising ,as their stories unfold it

brings them closer and they get acquainted. Karim, the young

Arab boy who commits the robbery out of sheer hardship, is

befriended by Gianni who is a great support and makes him

feel less lonely. Irene, the alcoholic woman is convinced that

Gianni is the son her husband took away from her years ago.

Last but not least is Betty, the young trans-sexual who lets

herself get dragged into the underworld, all in the name of love. Everything seems to take off from

one moment to the next, but when things become unbearable, the characters let themselves go and

look directly at the camera as they sing a song about how they feel. They wait until Friday before

making their move to escape from the stifling atmosphere a city like Milan can create, but for some,

Friday never comes…


original title TUTTO TORNA

directed by Enrico Pitzianti

screenplay Enrico Pitzianti, Antonia Iaccarino

cast Antonio Careddu, Piero Marcialis, Yonaiki Broch Montano, Massimiliano Medda

cinematography Mauro Falomi

editing Ilaria Fraioli

set design Gabriele Lasio

costume design Stefania Grilli

music Gavino Murgia

producer Andrea Fornari, Gianluca Arcopinto, Enrico Pitzianti

production Zaroff Film

supported by Mibac

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2008

film run 81'

release date 2008‐05‐16

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:1.85

available format DigiBeta, Dvd, English Subtitles

genre Drama

festival & awards

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA ITALIANO DI AJACCIO 2009: Panorama;

RENCONTRE DU CINÉMA ITALIEN DE BASTIA 2009: In Competition;

ANNECY CINEMA ITALIEN 2008: In Competition;

FESTIVAL DU FILM ITALIEN DE VILLERUPT 2008: In Competition;

Synopsis

After growing up in northern Sardinia, twenty‐year old

Massimo comes to Cagliari to work for his uncle. Along

with their apartment in the Marina district, the two

soon share the day‐to‐day friction of living together.

Massimo’s dreams of becoming a writer and tries to get

his first novel published. Smart and witty, he is living in a

large, multiracial city for the very first time. He falls in

love with a young Cuban female dancer and gravitates to a group of artists whose philosophy of life

echoes the film’s title: What Goes Around, Comes Around. But every rite of initiation has its dark

side, and so Massimo is forced to deal the anguish of his uncertainties.


original title PALABRAS

directed by Corso Salani

screenplay Corso Salani, Monica Rametta

cast Paloma Calle Alberdi, Corso Salani, Monica Rametta, Alessandro Mizzi

cinematography Michele Gambacciani

set design Valentina Scalia

costume design Valentina Scalia

sound Stefano Campus

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2004

national distribution PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 92'

release date 2004‐02‐05

language Spanish, Italian

Country Italy

available format DV

genre Drama

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, DVD, English Subtitles

festival & awards

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2003;

LOCARNO 63rd 2010: Tribute to Corso Salani;

Synopsis

As she works for an environmentalist company, Adela,

a young Spanish woman who moved to Santiago, in

Chile tries to hinder the construction of a dam . Alberto

is an Italian who works for the European company

which intends to carry out the project. One year after

they first met, Adela recalls her love story with Alberto,

by telling it to two friends. An intense relationship that

fades away in a beautiful final dance sequence.


original title PIOVONO MUCCHE

international title Raining Cows

directed by Luca Vendruscolo

screenplay

Filippo Bellizzi, Marco Damiliano, Massimo De Lorenzo, Marco Marafini, Mattia

Torre, Luca Vendruscolo

cast

Massimo De Lorenzo, Alessandro Tiberi, Andrea Sartoretti, Luca Amorosino,

Mattia Torre, Barbara Bonanni

cinematography Luca Coassin

editing Luca Benedetti

set design Valentina Scalia

costume design Fiamma Benvignati

music Giuliano Taviani

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo

supported by MiBAC

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2002

national

distribution

PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 90'

release date 2003‐03‐28

language Italian

Country Italy

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, DVD, English Subtitles

genre Drama

festival & awards TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2002: In Competition;

Synopsis

A criminal tetraplegic, a seductress in a wheelchair, a

sclerotic lorry driver, a hyperventilating minstrel and a

spastic imp. Plus other who are disabled, wayward bosses,

cynical objectors and sexy volunteers. » This is the

Ismaele community. Ordered to do community work by

the Ministry, Matteo ends up here, a place where, in spite

of everything, he will spend a light‐hearted and daredevil

year, together with people who are at the bottom of the

pecking order, excluded from the world and forgotten by

God: the conscientious objectors.


original title VECCHIE

international title Daniele Segre, Maria Grazia Grassini, Barbara Valmorin

directed by Daniele Segre

cast Barbara Valmorin, Maria Grazia Grassini

cinematography Paolo Ferrari

editing Daniele Segre

set design Daniele Segre

costume design Daniele Segre

producer Gianluca Arcopinto, Daniele Segre

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo, I Cammelli

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2002

national

distribution

PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 83'

release date 2003‐03‐14

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:2.35

available format 35mm w/b, DigiBeta, Dvd, English Subtitles

genre Drama

festival & awards

ANNECY CINEMA ITALIEN 2002: CICAE Prize: Daniele Segre, Best Actress: Maria

Grazia Grassini and Barbara Valmorin (Ex Aequo);

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2002: New Territories;

Synopsis

The action takes place in the living room of a vacation

lodging on the sea in an unidentified part of south

central Italy. The protagonists are two women of

about 63/64. For the duration of the film they will

remain dressed in their night‐gowns and will never

manage to get out of the apartment. Any excuse will

do for changing the subject and avoid leaving the flat.


original title OCCIDENTE

directed by Corso Salani

screenplay Corso Salani, Monica Rametta

cast

Corso Salani, Agnieszka Czekanska, Gianluca Arcopinto, Fabio Sabbioni,

Monica Rametta

cinematography Fabio Zamarion

editing Luca Benedetti

set design Valentina Scalia

costume design Valentina Scalia

sound Stefano Campus

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2000

national distribution PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 95'

release date 2001‐12‐19

language Italian

Country Italy

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, DVD, English Subtitles

genre Drama

festival & awards

ANNECY CINEMA ITALIEN 2001: Prix d'interprétation, Agnieszka

Czekanska (Ex‐aequo); KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2001: Section: East Meets West;

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2000: Orizzonte Europa;

Synopsis

Malvina Munteanu is a girl from Bucharest who lives at

Aviano, the small town in Friuli where there is an important

US Base. She has a regular work permit, works as waitress in

a restaurant for American soldiers and during her free time

she attends a nursing course.

Her life resembles that of any immigrant woman in Italy.

However, she has an intense experience in her past that has

still a strong hold on her. In 1989, she participated, holding a

gun, in the Rumanian Revolution that defeated Ceausescu. Alberto is a young professor at the hotel

management school; he lives far from home. He is a “foreigner” too, like everybody else in Aviano,

starting from the American soldiers. One night Alberto goes out to dinner with some colleagues in

the restaurant where Malvina works. He is deeply struck by the girl. This encounter is destined to

change his life deeply. Little by little Alberto gets involved in the sad and solitary life led by the

Rumanian girl. He is attracted by the anxiousness and uneasiness he read in her eyes the first time

he looked at her, even if he is incapable of getting close to her, talk to her, help her in any way. He

just watches, follows her from a distance, he spies on her life that unexpectedly turns out even

darker and more desperate than what he had imagined.


original title GIRAVOLTE

international title Freewheeling in Rome

directed by Carola Spadoni

screenplay Carola Spadoni, Graziano Misuraca

cast Victor Cavallo, Drena De Niro, Raz Degan, Andrea Bruschi

cinematography Giulio Pietromarchi, Paolo Carnera, Stefano Moser

editing Carlotta Cristiani, Cecilia Pagliarani

set design Helga Williams

costume design Helga Williams

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2001

national distribution PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 85'

language Italian

Country Italy

genre Comedy

BERLINALE 2002: Forum;

CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2002: Women Behind The Camera;

festival & awards CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2002: New Directors Competiton;

MOSTRA DE VALENCIA 2002: Official Selection;

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2001: In Competition;

Synopsis

A metropolitan adventure film that goes through an

homeless shack under a bridge, a flea market, a night bar.

Locations where the characters and their stories are on the

edge of ordinary working routines. Roma in our times.

Victor Cavallo, nomad, roman, is the protagonist voyager. At

the shack under the Testaccio bridge four men are having

lunch. They live there and Victor is their guest. The lunch is

interrupted by two girls that are camping near by and wake

up after a night spent together.

Relentlessly the girls have to deal with the five men, but

their discussion finds an abrupt end when a young man is

attempting suicide down by the river. One of the girls confronts her peer after saving him.

In Porta Portese the vivid and sonorous twirls of the flea market host the adventures of our clients and

vendors. Encounters of two women in their fifties regular customers at down dirty vendors, a thirty

something father struggling through the confusion trying to get good deals, three twenty years old girls

squatters still waking up while selling comic books, a filmmaker looking for censored short ends and films.

Desires, delusions, deals and thoughts unfold with the flow of the market. Victor gives out flyers as

candidate for the election of the city mayor. A poetic and sharp provocation in the times of economic

globalization.

In the night interior at the bar near by the Mercati Generali the usual clients drink into the same old night,

Victor is one of them. Confessions and resentments transpire until new clients come in, from a violoncello

player to an american couple, and the single stories interwine to a tragic and comic climax. The city wakes up

at dawn meanwhile Victor wanders on the road.

Radio Vanishing Point is the frequency of the film.


original title I NOSTRI ANNI

international title The Years of Our Love

directed by Daniele Gaglianone

screenplay Daniele Gaglianone, Giaime Alonge

cinematography Gherardo Gossi

editing Luca Gasparini

set design Valentina Ferroni

costume design Marina Roberti

music Giuseppe Napoli, Monica Affatato, Massimo Miride, Daniele Gaglianone

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo, Tele +

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2000

national distribution PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 90'

release date 2001‐05‐11

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:1:66

sound Dolby SR

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, DVD

genre Drama

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2000: In Competition;

VILLERUPT'S ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2001: Jury Prize;

festival & awards

CANNES 2001: Directors' Fortnight;

SEMANA DEL CINE ITALIANO: "THE BEST OF YOUTH" 2007: Panorama;

URUGUAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008: The Best Of Youth;

MOSTRA DE VALENCIA 2001: In Competition;

Synopsis

Alberto and Natalino are old men who once fought together in

the Partisan movement in the Piemonte region together with

Silurino. Natalino lives in alone in the mountains while Alberto,

a widower, lives in Turin but passes his summers in a little hotel

where he meets and makes friends with another old man called

Umberto. During the war a few members of their little group of

partisans were wounded and while Alberto remained with the

wounded, Natalino went to find help. At one point Alberto leaves the group and that is when the

wounded men are found by a group of Italian Fascist soldiers lead by an officer. Alberto watches as

the Italians massacre the already wounded Silurino and the others, unable to help in any way. This

image still haunts him. From his conversations with Umberto about the war years, Alberto has a

terrible realisation: Umberto is none other than the Fascist officer who ordered Silurino and the

others to be put to death and he contacts Natalino and tells him of his discovery. The two old men

decide to revenge the deaths of their companions by killing Umberto who is paralysed and in a

wheelchair…


original title AGNÈS

directed by Giorgio Milanetti

screenplay Giorgio Milanetti

cast

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Piero Nicosia, Manrico Gammarota, Barbara

Valmorin, Alfredo Pizzi , Angela Luciani, Primo Levatesi, Thierry Ravel

cinematography Renato Tafuri

editing Renato Tafuri

Set & costume design Letizia Ardillo

music Johann Sebastian Bach

sound Renato Nunziata

sound performed by Maurizio Simonelli

sound editor Paolo Vanghetti

production Il Varco

supported by MiBAC

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 1992

film run 73'

release date 1992‐02‐13

re edited year 2010

language italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:85

sound Dolby Stereo

available format 35mm, DIgiBeta, DVD, (Subtitles: French; English)

genre Drama

Synopsis

Michele comes back from France to his village in Italy with

his French wife, Agnès. While he doesn't want to meet

anybody, she is friendly and open. Angelino, Michele's

cousin, and his friend Ottaviano, two bullies from the

village, mistake her kindness for enticement. Michele is

always angry and violent: he blames his wife for their

situation, and reminds her of her shady past. In the

meantime, life in the small village goes on: Angelino's

grandfather makes elaborate wooden structures; at the bar, people play cards and talk about

women; Angelino's mother keeps on grumbling and sighing in her tiny food‐shop. At last, during a

holiday in the nearby village, Angelino and Ottaviano see Michele going to a prostitute. They decide

to go and visit Agnès at home. So, while Ottaviano is waiting outside the door, threatened by the

watch‐dog, Angelino boastfully tries to woo her: but one more, he mistakes her kindness for

enticement. When he tries to kiss and embrace her, she suddenly refuses and pushes him away.

Fallen and failed, Angelino is even more humiliated when Ottaviano finds out what has happened.

Back home, drunken and angry, Michele looks at the ravaged room and in a jealous rage,, flings

himself against Agnès. After this second attack, the young woman suddenly changes her mood: she

pushes her husband away and confesses to have ravaged herself the room, being angry for his delay.

Now she wants to make love with him. Michele, who had never experienced his wife's sexual

passion before, easily surrenders himself to Agnes. Next morning, she leaves.. On her way outside

the tiny food-shop32, she finds one of the blind man's wooden structures: and she takes it with her.


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Documentaries


original title LISETTA CARMI. Un’anima in cammino.

International title Lisetta Carmi. A Soul On The Road

directed by Daniele Segre

screenplay Daniele Segre

cinematography Franco Robust

music Maria Teresa Soldani

producer Daniele Segre

production I Cammelli

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2010

film run 54'

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 4/3

sound Dolby SR

available format DigiBeta, DVD, English Subtitles

genre Documentary

festival & awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2010:Venice Days

FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA DI LECCE: In Competition

Director Notes

Lisetta Carmi is one of the most important photographers of

Italian and international history. Her photographs, her vision of

the world, her passionate works that was in countertendency to

1960s and 70s society have left a mark on the art world still

today. Lisetta Carmi, “a soul on the road” in constant search of

the truth in the people and world around her. “[The film] was a

necessary journey for me not only in capturing the work of a

great photographer, but also the humanity of a person who chose

to dedicate her ‘many lives’ to others with never-ending,

courageous commitment.” (Daniele Segre)

We all know the pretty Morena, to whom the first verse of Via del Campo is dedicated, from the

wonderful photo by Lisetta Carmi, the [Fabrizio] De Andrè of photography. In his film, Daniele

Segre captures the soul of an independent and naturally subversive artist, a woman who knew how to

“see” dockworkers, transvestites and even Ezra Pound with uninhibited talent and a gaze that

penetrates the soul. Daniele Segre listens to Lisetta, presents her images, penetrates her reflections.

In this snapshot of a life. (Boris Sollazzo)


original title JALLA, GIRLS !

directed by Annalisa Vozza

screenplay Annalisa Vozza, Lorenzo Face

cast Honey Thaljieh, Jackline Jazrawi and Samar Araj Mousa

cinematography Annalisa Vozza

editing Federico Zanotti

producer Annalisa Vozza, Lorenzo Face, Francesco Papa

production Victoria Media

supported by Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2010

film run 30'

language English, Arabic

Country Italy

available format HD, DIgiBeta, Dvd, English Subtitles

genre Documentary

festival & awards

Arcipelago Film Festival 2010: In Competition;

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL 2011, Best Short Film;

Synopsis

Honey and Jacko are two young Palestinian

women determined to follow their dream:

football.

They play on their own city’s team in

Bethlehem and are members of the Palestinian

women’s

national football team, formed in the heart of

Arab-Israel conflict, in spite of the

community’s

distrust and economic restrictions. Thanks to a

football and their willingness to have a better future,

Honey and Jacko, together with their football mates, shape their identity living in a land without

peace, where sport gives them a chance of redemption and emancipation. Football is their

opportunity to engage themselves in an endless dialogue with the outside world, in which they want

to be real protagonists.


original title PINK GANG

directed by Enrico Bisi

cast Sampat Devi Pal

cinematography Simone Luca Chiotti

editing Beatrice Babin, Marco Duretti

producer Alessandro Borrelli, Flavia Oetwig

production La Sarraz Pictures

co‐production Tama Film Produktion

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2010

film run 1x52' – 1x72'

language Indi ‐ English

Country Italy‐Germany

genre Documentary

Available format DigiBeta, Dvd, English Subtitles

Synopsis

The documentary tells the story of the "Pink

Gang", Gulabi Gang in the hindi language and

more specifically of Sampat Pal Devi, their

aging founder and undisputed leader, a woman

of around fifty, totally unschooled, who lives in

a tin shack.

The Gulabi Gang was first born in 1990, but

only in 2006 it's leader Sampat Devi actually

gave it a name and a precise identity.

The gang operates in one of the poorest areas

of India, just south of Delhi, the Banda District, on the border between Uttar and Madhya Pradesh.

What distinguishes this gang is that it is made up entirely of women, all dressed in pink saris and

wielding a lathi, a wooden stick. The gang fights for justice, as Sampat tends to reiterate, through

specific actions that aim to establish the rights of women. At first the actions did not appear to be

organised, but rather a series of sporadic and somewhat ineffectual forms of individual protest.

The oral traditional, a fundamental element of Indian history and culture, has helped the fame of

these actions to spread, and convinced an increasing number of women to join Sampat Devi's gang.

She is Indian, illiterate, poor and believes in justice.

She has brought together hundreds of women in pink saris armed with sticks.

This is the incredible story of Sampat Devi Pal and her “Pink gang”.


original title RATA NEČE BITI

international title Here Won't Be a War

directed by Daniele Gaglianone

screenplay Daniele Gaglianone

cast Zoran, Aziz, Mohammed, Haira Catic, Haira Selimovic, Saha

cinematography Andrea Parena

editing Enrico Giovannone

producer Enrico Giovannone, Andrea Parena, Gianluca Arcopinto

production BabyDocFilm

supported by Film Commission Torino Piemonte and Regione Piemonte

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2008

film run 180'

language Bosnian

Country Italy

available format HD, DIgiBeta, Dvd, English Subtitles

genre Documentary

LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008: Ici & Ailleurs;

festival & awards DAVID DI DONATELLO 2009: Best Documentary;

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2008: Italiana.Doc : Special Jury Prize;

Synopsis

New Year’s eve 2008. Fireworks on Sarajevo. Zoran, 28 years

old, walking through his city streets, remembers his childhood

during the war. The ideological after‐effects of the war extend

to the suburb, to the Lukavica area in the “ Serbian “Sarajevo,

to a bar named Sing Sing and then to a house belonging to a

young professor called Saša. On the other side there is Aziz, an

ex soldier of the Boznian army “Armija” busy defending

Srebrenica and miraculously escaping from the massacre.

Another village which was wiped out by the war bombings and is once more inhabited having been

rebuilt, Sućeska, lies on the mountain tops of Srebrenica. Mohamed and the šumar, the forest

watchmen each day cross the same forests across which he escaped during the fall of Srebrenica.

On July 11, 1995, the Serbian nationalists march into the city, the twelve year old boys are

separated from the women and sistematically killed in the following days. This is where Hajra sees

her husband for the last ime. His remains were found in a common grave near Zvornik. Instead she

will never know what happened to her son Nino. In Tuzla, the ICMP (International Commission of

Missing Persons) was founded, whose personnel work on recovering the bodies found in the

common graves or in the forests, so they can be identified with DNA exams, and be returned to

their respective families. At the Dom Kulture of Srebrenica, time passes on to the beat of the

popular dances. A young dance group rehearses for a show, one cannot tell just by looking at them,

if they are Muslims, Serbs or Croatians. In their eyes, and by the way their heads and bodies move

to the rhythm, time finally seems light, without the heaviness that lingers in their outside world.


original title ANGELI DISTRATTI

international title Fallujah Song

directed by Gianluca Arcopinto

screenplay

Elisabetta Pandimiglio, Gianluca Arcopinto, Cesar Augusto Meneghetti,

Simona Torretta, Francesco Niccolini

cast Aran Bertetto, Jones Rabie, Hamid Saraj, U Din, M Roshan

cinematography Ramiro Civita

editing Cesar Augusto Meneghetti

set design Paola Bizzarri

costume design Loredana Buscemi

sound Piergiuseppe Fancellu

producer Andrea Occhipinti, Roberto Caracuta, Alessandra Lentini, Fabio Alberti

production manager Manuele Nespeca

production Lucky Red, Man’è, Un ponte Per

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2007

national distribution Lucky Red

film run 72'

release date 2007‐11‐16

language English

Country Italy

genre Documentary

Synopsis

Fallujah, November 2004. With the city under constant

bombardment, subject to massacres with unconventional

arms, an American soldier and an Iraqi woman come together

in a strange, alienating room. Though the woman's son has

killed three other Americans, the soldier does not shoot when

he sees her. She is blindfolded and poses no threat. The two

of them talk, exchange angry words, cry, makes confessions,

reveal things about themselves and hurt each other. When it

all seems to be over, the soldier believes he can return to

where he came from. But the war's cruel machine spares

neither him not the woman. Based on real‐life episodes, the

story is interspersed with library footage, plus interviews with Simona Torretta, as well as an

American veteran who has turned against the war, an Arab doctor on duty at the Fallujah Hospital

during the fighting and an Iraqi woman who lost two sons.


original title CRAJ ‐ DOMANI

international title Craj ‐ Tomorrow

directed by Davide Marengo

screenplay Davide Marengo, Paola Papa

cast

Teresa De Sio, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Uccio Aloisi, Matteo Salvatore, I

Cantori di Carpino

cinematography Vittorio Omodei Zorini

editing Dario Baldi

music Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Teresa De Sio

producer Gianluca Arcopinto

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo, C.O.R.E., Komart

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2005

national distribution Pablo Distribuzione Indipendente

film run 88'

release date 2005‐09‐30

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:1.85

sound Dolby Digital

genre Docu/fiction Musical; English Subtitles

festival & awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2005: Venice Days: special event; Lino Micciché ‐

CSC Prize;

URUGUAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2007: Focus Italy;

SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2005: Competition ‐ New

Directors;

Synopsis

Memory, cultural roots, and the spice of life are

condensed in this unexpected journey across a theatrical

performance made just of body and voice (the show of

Teresa De Sio, with Giovanni Lindo Ferretti) and an

homage to four exceptional voices of the music of

Salento. A concert film, a Baroque fairytale set in the land

of the Taranta, a documentary on musicians who are

loved by today’s younger generations: Craj is all of these things, yet it is above all a collective

experience captured by the camera and transformed into a film.


original title SOGNI DI CUOIO

international

title

Soccer Dreams

directed by Cesar Augusto Meneghetti, Elisabetta Pandimiglio

screenplay Gianluca Arcopinto

Mario Kempes, Oscar Colombo, Guillerme Galliardi, Leonardo Peres, Gaston

cast

Romancicas, Daniel Bisogno, Pedro Santarciere, Leandro, Juan Ignacio Rivara, Luca

Spatafora, Aldo Graziani, Alessandro Aleotti

cinematography Luca Alzani

editing Cesar Augusto Meneghetti

music Mintcho Garrammone

producer Roberto Caracuta, Cesar Augusto Meneghetti, Gianluca Arcopinto

production Lucky Red, Man’è La Fabbrichetta

year 2004

film run 72'

release date 2004‐08‐27

language Italian, Spanish

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:1.85

sound Dolby SR

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, DVD; English Subtitles

genre Documentary

URUGUAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2005: Documentary Competition;

NASTRI D'ARGENTO 2004: Special Mention;

festival & “IT’S ALL TRUE”, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DOCUMENTARIO 2005:

awards International Competition;

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE BRASILIA 2005 – internazional

Panorama;

Synopsis

The adventure of 23 soccer players from South America that

arrived in Italy a few months before the Argentinean financial

crack. They came dreaming success in the same country of

their ancestors and having as trainer the great Argentinean

champion Mario Kempes. A film about dreams that moves

existences. A document on hidden aspects of the football

world. A suffered event of return emigration.

the story

Summer 2001. Twenty‐three young Argentinean and Uruguayan soccer players arrived in Italy: they

will join a small soccer club team, the “U. S. Fiorenzuola”, without no problem of nationality

because they have all Italian passport. “The innovative project that have a literary appeal, like an

Osvaldo Soriano’s tale,” says proudly the manager Alessandro Aleotti. He himself designed and

organized together with the Argentinean company Global Sporting Football what would be an

smart and profitable soccer business. As couch they called Mr. Mario Kempes, 1978 FIFA World Cup

champion. With the exception of Maradona, nobody shines brighter than Mario Kempes in the

Argentinean football. In the final against Holland Kempes scored two of his side's goals. He also

became famous to refuse to handshake the dictator’s hands when the Cup was conferred. It is a


great opportunity to 20 young South Americans that left behind their families, their clubs, their

certainties convinced to start a bright carrier in the C2 Italian tournament. The film follows, almost

in real time the fading of this episode, capturing in the testimonials of the responsible managers,

athletic trainers, people of Fiorenzuola, Kempes himself and above all the day by day of the young

players. Among promises and hopes, enthusiasm and ambiguity, dangerous omissions and

extenuating waiting revealing a bizarre facet of the soccer “made in Italy” but also the romantic

aspect that bring a group of boys overseas following the dream of their lives to play in the land of

their ancestors. A document on soccer, on certain aspects that in a stadium tribune is very difficult

to observe. A document on return emigration, on the circularity of the history, on human beings

that generations through generations carry on crossing the Atlantic in search of a better life. Soccer

stories. Migrations stories. Human stories. Stories of dreams, sometimes deceiving, but so

necessary to carrying on playing and believe that one day everything could be different.


original title ITALIAN SUD EST

directed by Fluid Video Crew

screenplay Marco Saura

cast

Antonio Aluisi, Caterina Tortosa, Matteo Fraterno, Alberto Signore, Lea Barletti,

Gianni Monteduro

cinematography Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte

editing Fluid Video Crew

music Brutopop, Gopher

producer Gianluca Arcopinto, Amedeo Pagani, Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo, Storie, Fluid Video Cre

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2003

film run 120'

release date 2003‐11‐28

language Italian

Country Italy

sound Dolby Sr

available format DigiBeta, DVD; English Subtitles

genre Documentary

festival &

awards

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2003: New Territories;

Synopsis

Italy. Salento. Twenty out‐of‐the‐ordinary characters travel

across the Lecce province by train on the Sud Est, the local

line practically out of use. Three days in their lives: their

stories, their hopes. A choral and dreamlike fresco of the

history and places of a land in constant transit, during a

delirious and poetic journey between modernity and

tradition, North and South, reality and fiction.


original title E.A.M. ESTRANEI ALLA MASSA

directed by Vincenzo Marra

screenplay Vincenzo Marra

cinematography Vincenzo Marra

editing Luca Gasparini

music Almamegretta

producer Gianluca Arcopinto, Vincenzo Marra

production Axelotil ‐ Pablo

world sales Ellipsis Media International

year 2001

national distribution PABLO DISTRIBUZIONE INDIPENDENTE

film run 90'

release date 2001‐11‐08

language Italian

Country Italy

aspect ratio 1:1:85

sound Dolby SR

available format 35mm, DigiBeta, DVD, English Subtitles

genre Documentary

festival & awards

LINCOLN CENTER ‐ OPEN ROADS 2003: Panorama;

FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL FILM LOCARNO 2002: Video Competition;

TURIN FILM FESTIVAL 2001: Doc Competition 2001, Special Mention;

Synopsis

Ale, Max, Giotto, Flavio, Pino, Marco & Gianni are seven

young Neapolitans with one thing in common: they are

Naples Soccer fanatics. This is the story of one day in their

lives and a journey to northern Italy for an important

match.

Director Notes

"I have seen television in‐depth reports and films about

Naples too many times. They are factional and often have an ax to grind. Therefore I had to narrate

what I had inside and document it without any trickery. I forged such a strong bond with the young

people who are the protagonists of this work of mine that we managed to make the television

camera 'disappear.' I followed and filmed these splendid people for two weeks. Every last one of

them is perfectly integrated into society. Although they did not renounce their ties with the past,

they claimed that they wanted a change and that they wanted to be taken into a new dimension of

life" (Vincenzo Marra).

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