Press Release Salento Finibus Terrae
From Alessandro Gassman to Margherita Buy
Puglia welcomes the best names in Italian cinema and international short films
It takes place in July from 20 to 28 - Free admission subject to availability - the eleventh edition of Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival. The traveling festival is the brainchild of the director Romeo Conte, who has managed to create over the years a combination of Cinema and Salento land, full of incredible natural landscapes that are well suited to wonderful movie sets. In fact the festival, celebrates - in the prestigious location of San Vito dei Normanni, Savelletri, Torre Canne, Selva di Fasano and Borgo Egnatia - the new talents of Italian and international cinema and, as always, welcomes all authors, directors and actors who engage themselves in the craft of filmmaking with skill, passion and courage.
The opening night of Salento Finibus Terrae held on Saturday, July 20 at the Arena Don Tonino Bello Villa Europa in San Vito dei Normanni in the presence of the actor and director Alessandro Gassman, whose Razzabastarda will be screened, his first feature film as director . at the debate that will follow, the actor Manrico Gammarota will be present. So,on Sunday, July 21, the film Mozzarella Stories attended by the director Edoardo De Angelis and the cast, including actors protagonists Massimiliano Gallo, Giovanni Esposito and Massimiliano Rossi. Followed by a screening of Fisico da spiaggia, a short film directed by Edoardo De Angelis and starring Nicola Nocella, and another short film, Bisesto, directed by Giovanni Esposito and Francesco Prisco. At the end of the evening screening of the short film Bimbi in rete by Marco Liberti, which will be screened every night of the festival. The short films will then be protagonists of the event, with the section Short World, starting on Monday, July 22, with the projections, again at the Arena Don Tonino Bello Villa Europa of international short films. There are seven competitive sections of the festival, all dedicated to Italian and international short films: Human Rights, World Short, Short Italian, Documentary, Thriller-Horror-Noir, Reelove and Animation. Nearly 70 works from Germany, USA, Spain, France, but also Britain and San Marino. Also on 22 July at 23:45 for the Night Noir, will be screened at the space Ex Fadda – L’officina del Sapere (which this year officially joins the festival circuit), short films from Spain, the Republic of San Marino , Romania and the Italian Erogatore 3, by Marco Napoli. On Tuesday, July 23 the projections of international short films continue and to follow, the section Human Rights presents, among others, Il turno di notte lo fanno le stelle, by Edoardo Ponti, starring Nastassja Kinski, Julian Sands, Enrico Lo Verso and Erri De Luca , which tells of a lonely man and a married woman, both recently operated to the heart, which together take up the climbing wall in the Dolomites. The nighttime screenings continue at 23.45 in Ex Fadda- l’officina del Sapere- with animated shorts, including the Italian Stop Cambiamo il Fituro by Luigi Berio and Amori sfigati-Bricolage, by Chiara Rapaccini. Following the Night of Human Rights continues with two Italian short films in competition, Margerita, by Alessandro Grande, and Dreaming Apecar, by Dario Samuele Leone. On Wednesday, July 24, the projections of the second part of the section Human Rights, with three Italian films, Perfetto, by Corrado Ravazzini; Tiger boy, by Gabriele Mainetti and Ammore, by Paolo Sassanelli. During the evening, the awards for the best short sections of Human Rights-Noir Thriller-Horror, Short World and the award for Best Director Short World. The evening will be attended, among others, by Paolo Sassanelli, Tiziana Lodato, Lidia Vitale, Francesco Foti and former Juventus player Massimo Bonini.
The location of the festival then moves to Savelletri Fasano, for the day of Thursday, July 25, via Zara, in the port area, screenings of short films Short section of Italy, with the projections, among others, of I Corvi , by Marco Limberti, La legge di Jennifer, by Alessandro Capitani, and Pollicino, by Cristiano Anania. The evening of Friday, July 26 will be held in the frame instead of the New Square of Torre Canne di Fasano, with the second part of the projections of the Italian Short section. Among the works presented Perché, by Giacomo James Ciarrapico and La prima legge di Newton, by Piero Messina. Next, the projections of the section of comedies of love Reelove with works from Spain and Germany. On Saturday, July 27 the location of Selva di Fasano will frame the screening of the film Pinuccio Lovero, Yes I can, to be presented by the director Pippo Mezzapesa and the protagonist Pinuccio Lovero. Among the guests present in the projection room, Margherita Buy, Maria Sole Tognazzi and Fabrizia Sacchi. Great event planned for the last night of Salento Finibus Terrae, on Sunday, July 28: the beautiful location of Borgo Egnatia at Savelletri, Fasano, evening invitations with a screening of the feature film Viaggio sola , the presence of the director, Maria Sole Tognazzi and cast including Margherita Buy - recently awarded the David di Donatello, Alessia Barela and Fabrizia Sacchi. After Le Fate Ignoranti and Saturno contro the great return of the couple Buy / Accorsi, here directed in a film that focuses on an unusual female figure - the dreaded incognito customer who evaluates and judges the standards of luxury hotels - the struggling with love, friendship, work, family, and the doubt that freedom borders with loneliness. Following the award ceremony for the best short films of the sections Reelove and Short and Italy.
During the evenings the Salento Finibus Terrae Awards will also be delivered to the guests of the festival.
"The characteristic of this independent festival - said Romeo Conte - is to welcome in Apulia all operators of cinemas hosting them in places of great beauty and tradition, as well as to project works of today’s and tomorrow’s new talents in squares"
Salento Finibus Terrae occurs within the festival circuit Stefano Ricci exhibition dedicated to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the third part of a collection that is inspired by the art world. After paying homage to the surrealism of René Magritte and the homage to the contemporary Scottish painter Jack Vettriano hosted at Borgo Egnatia during the last edition of the Festival, Filippo Ricci, creative director of the company, has chosen the unique heritage of the most important Italian museums selecting seventeen self-portraits that are a further proof of the immeasurable wealth of the Florentine museum and heritage that will be exhibited at Borgo Egnatia, during the final stage of Salento Finibus Terrae.
The Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival is sponsored by: town of Fasano - Department of Culture, the Mayor Lello Di Bari and the councillor Laura De Mola. Town of San Vito dei Normanni - Department of Culture, the Mayor Alberto Magli and the Councillor for Culture Giuseppe Di Viesto.
The festival is patronised by UNICEF and UNESCO.
Main sponsors: Baume & Mercier, Stefano Ricci, TWWW.IT.
Sponsors: Euphidra, Adelina Scalzotto - Handmade jewelry, BancApulia.
Partners: Tenute Rubino, Borgo Egnatia, Masseria Relais del Cardinale, Sierra Silvana, Ex-Fadda L’Officina del Sapere, Laguna Blu, Consorzio Valle d’Itria.
Media Partners: Iris Mediaset, Empire Italia- TWWW.IT, Cinemaitaliano.info, Italia della Cultura.