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ALLA LUCE DEL SOLE

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Section

Competition 6-15

Director

Roberto Faenza

Country

Italy

Year

2005

Production

Jean Vigo Italia, Elda Ferri

Credits

Screenplay

Roberto Faenza, Gianni Arduini, Giacomo Maia, Dino Gentili, Filippo Gentili, Cristiana Del Bello

Photography

Italo Petriccione

Editing

Massimo Fiocchi

Music

Andrea Guerra

Cast

Luca Zingaretti (Don Puglisi), Alessia Goria, Corrado Fortuna, Giovanna Bozzolo, Francesco Foti

Language

o.v. Italian

Subtitles

Duration

93'

Age

3rd grade – 4th grade middle school
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The film

Don Pino Puglisi was assassinated by the mafia on September 15, 1993. He was a priest from Palermo who had gone back to live in the city's most dangerous parish, Brancaccio. He was a formidable adversary of organised crime because he did something no-one had done before: he took children and teenagers off the street and offered them a place to play together and pursue their interests. Don Puglisi wasn't trying to make converts,just raise people who could live without fear, people who could act and speak “in daylight”.

 

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the filmmaker

 

Born in 1943, Roberto Faenza began directing films after his graduation from the Experimental Cinematography Centre and a brief stint as a documentary maker - producing Escalation (1968), a bitter apologue against capitalist society. The same concerns appeared again in his next film H2S (1969), a bizarre science fiction fairytale impregnated with anti-technological utopianism, but after this his career turned in different directions: political satire (Forza Italia!, Si salvi chi vuole), genre films (Copkiller), works inspired by literature (Mio caro dr. Grassler, Jona che visse nella balena, Sostiene Pereira, Marianna Ucrìa, L'amante perduto). Prendimi l'anima (2003), Alla luce del sole (2005) and I giorni dell'abbandono (2005) are his most recent films.

Screenings

21 November, 14:00 Espocentro
22 November, 14:00 Cinema Lux

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