EVENTS 2009 - Pentedattilo Film Festival

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30 shorts, 30 directors, 30 rights

Looks of Italian Cinema
No profit collective film made  for the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Coordination Roberto Torelli, Associazione Rinascimento
Executive Production Gianfranco Piccioli per Settimaluna, Rai Cinema
A collective film that has had one of its stages to Pentedattilo, with the Shortfilm "Articolo 23" by Vittorio De Seta produced by Ram Film, Magafilms, Officine Jonike Arti
The director of the collective film:
Carlo Lizzani, Giobbe Covatta e Franco Angeli, Giorgio Treves, Claudio Camarca, Emanuele Scaringi, Daniele Cini, Tekla Taidelli, Anne Riitta Ciccone, Fiorella Infascelli, Ivano De Matteo, Costanza Quatriglio, Marina Spada, Nello Correale, Moshen Melliti, Daniele Luchetti, Giovanni Veronesi, Matteo Cerami, Luciano Emmer, Giuseppe Ferrara, Antonietta De Lillo, Antonello Grimaldi, Wilma Labate, Vittorio De Seta, Saverio Di Biagio, Roberta Torre, Pasquale Scimeca, Liliana Ginanneschi, Fausto Paravidino, Antonio Lucifero, Citto Maselli.



by Daniele Colistra
In collaboration with the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria and Città del Sole Editions

A century-lasted earthquake seems to have shaken Reggio Calabria, after the 1908 seism devastation. A city "broken", bent, subverted by the telluric movement which brings with itself the endless traces of a ruin which goes on and grows up: no more because of the natural calamities but for the unwise human behaviour. The places of neglect, dereliction, law subversion are images of a divided, confused city, in a perpetual conflictual condition. A lost city, without any point of reference and without identity. After a century from the 1908 earthquake, the teamwork of the Reggio Calabria‚Äôs Architecture Faculty students, led by professor Daniele Colistra, has collected a series of snapshots of the urban fabric, in the places clearly marked by traces of a human hand which has left fragments and ruins, just like the seism effects. The photos show an eternal constuction site city, where unfinished buildings attack the hills and the sea, the mule-roads are crazy spirals which gets larger and longer, growing confusionally, wounding an exhausted defeated landscape. Collected in the volume entitled "Spaesata città", published by Città del Sole Editions, these images are put on display in an exhibition of the same title during the Pentedattilo Film Fest, which chooses again a new perspective to represent the territory: in this case an urban territory which is, at the same time, memory of a far disaster but also trace of "evident trasgression", of "subverted codes and conventions", mark of an "unlistened legality culture" as the Mediterranean Director Massimo Giovannini in his preface to the volume; finally, it is silent cry for help to support places waiting for a possible salvation.


Video Installation in partnership with the theater company Officine Arti

From the show 1908 ore 5.20 Terremoto based on the book Frammenti Tellurici by Domenico Loddo
director Americo Melchionda with Maria Milasi, Kristina Mravcova, Americo Melchionda, Alessio Praticò

A video installation in order not to forget the terrible earthquake which devastated the two cities of the Straits in 1908.

... Eighty-seven thousand people left alive would have meant another present for all of us. All those men and women could have woven their lives with a wave of emotions which, instead, were denied to them. Other families, other friends, other loves would have been born. Instead, history stopped their lives in that devastating dawn, taking them away forever from any semblance of tomorrow. That's why we must allow these other words to be spoken. Each of them will help take those victims away from the anonymity of the dust. Each of them will have to pass through these long hundred years to better tune to the frequencies of this disaster, which made the two cities of the Straits an immense rubble. The year 1908 marks a separation between two eras, as if before and after Christ. The two cities have fallen apart in its presence like two new Pompeii, leaving to history a little more than nothing, compared to what they had been.

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