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Forth day for the Ischia Film Festival

Posted in Festival history - Twelfth edition 2014




[Ischia, July 2nd]The screenings continue  under the stars of the Ischia Film Festival, conceived and directed by Michelangelo Messina in the magical context of the Aragonese Castle of Ischia Ponte. 

Very interesting yesterday evening, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, the introduction of director Hugh Gregory's docu-film "Una  Borgata" by Enzo De Camillis. Played by an extraordinary Leo Gullotta, this documentary tells the story of Pier Paolo Pasolini and his intellectual honesty made ​​of a continuous research as a poet of the villages in contrast to the rigidity of the government of those years, full of preconceptions about diversity; criticism and accusations towards a world political and economic short-sighted, they are represented as opposed to the far-sightedness of cultural expressions such as film Boys Life, Oil, Tramp and Mamma Roma, and in his interviews on the dangerous power of the media.

Gregoretti on Pasolini: "Today, when you're shooting a film takes place a sort of preventive self-censorship for fear that you might run into problems in post production; instead Pasolini has never complained of in the middle-class life both as a director taking all the responsibility for what he said and did; heedless of any criticism - said the director - Pierpaolo has never bent to the system and based his right to communicate on courage. Today you should take example on how you work Pasolini leaving a 'lose all this bureaucracy that too often leads to a sly self-censorship. "

Another interesting bout of the evening one with the director Venetian Alessandro Rossetto, who presented, in the Cathedral of the Assumption, the feature film "Little Homeland".

Set in Italy in the Northeast, the film focuses on two girls who live in a village in the province and whose main desire to acquire money to be able to start and to do work as maids in a big hotel. Luisa is a vibrant, uninhibited, unconventional; Renata is dark, angry, in need of love. The lives of two young men tell the story of blackmail, of a love betrayed, of violence. Both want to leave the small community that has grown between parties of the country and pro-independence rallies, families exhausted and new generations of migrants targeted by those who feel increasingly threatened. "For years - said Alessandro Rossetto - I wanted to make a film of fiction, thus helping me with the tools of documentary that I have much greater mastery, was born Small Patria: a film that mixes fact and fiction in it. The particularity of this lungometraggio- said the director Veneto-is that the dialogues are almost all in Venetian dialect used very little on the big screen; but despite this, the film has been highly appreciated both in Italy and abroad for the topics that are universal in all over the world such as: the difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood and difficult relationships within the family . It further concluded Rossetto- I have to say that the success of the shoot was mainly due to a large experimental work, almost American, made ​​with actors who, despite girassimo in times and places that are not canonical, fit perfectly and give our maximum performance and accomplishing important. "

Important public success was enjoyed by the young film director Giuliano Ricci "Man on the Moon"; this documentary, set in a village in the mountains of Sardinia, is a group of widows who tell their link with the world of the dead. For centuries, women have been the voice of the country, they guarded secrets and stories of wars between families and bloody revenge. The feuds and murder intertwine the visions of the deceased, contacts with the afterlife and dreams, the threshold of an invisible reality and anticipatory of misfortunes. "The theme that trait in this docu-film - said Giuliano Ricci- is strongly felt in certain localities of the island; before turning in fact I had to play long anthropological studies and several interviews so he can deal with this issue within the accuracy of the film. At the beginning - said the young director - it was not easy to relate with the locals but then I managed to find a way to communicate and I managed to film the documentary serenely and with the cooperation of all. "

Among the directors present yesterday evening also mention: Andrea Canova with the short film The nearby; Lisa Castagna with the film's daughters are like mothers and Alberto Massarese with the short film "A ballad for tex."

Also remember that tomorrow night, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 21, Pupi and Antonio Avati meet the public Ischia Film Festival to discuss the varied world of cinema.

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