A BIG DRAMA FOR A LITTLE MAN
2014 – 12’
Direction: Nico Capogna
The watchman of a warehouse during his night shift. Apathy and loneliness are the masters. It’s 3 a.m.: the round control starts. Something is moving in the night: a shadow or maybe more. A mystery in the background of a basic misunderstanding: a Hitchcockian MacGuffin plays with the viewer in a crescendo of tension.
ALLE CORDE / HARD-PRESSED
2013 – 24’
Direction: Andrea Simonetti
Cosimo is 30 years old, lives in Taranto with his Father Giuseppe, a 70 years old former fisherman with the vice of gambling. Trapped in debt, he has also lost his vessel due to the visits of not recommendable gambling dens. The two live together in an old house in the heart of the district Tamburi. Cosimo is a talented boxer who expects to make the leap among the professionals, the medium weights of the Italian national federation. He is working at ILVA in Taranto to maintain himself and his father and to cover monthly the debts of Giuseppe. His desire for redemption is very strong; he wants to be among the professionals, but also to recover his life and to buy back the vessel to his father, to give him back his freedom and the sea, which is for Giuseppe life blood. Cosimo wins two very important meetings and the decisive match is expected to arrive, that one of the famous “jump”.
ATTIMO / MOMENT
2013 – 11’
Direction: Roberto De Cruto
Through the streets of Carmiano, a small village in the province of Lecce, in the hot afternoon of July 2004, three young 15 years old boys walk carefree riding their bicycles. Roberto, one of the three boys, and Giuseppe, a young chosen Appointee of the Carabinieri, will become the protagonists of an unreal story, really happened. The Moment will weave their lives.
BOTTEGATORIUM – DICTUM FACTOTUM
2014 – 13’
Direction: Concimikimici (Concettina Bellini and Michele Mongelli)
Bottegatorium is the name of the workshop-laboratory in which take place the incredible adventures of a factotum inventor-scientist-shyster and his young apprentice whose job is to solve problems. There’s the customer who for a caprice wants to look like his cat, the girl who yearns for a company pet and the tamer who has broken his precious whip. The genial owner of Bottegatorium however, is not used to thinking about the consequences of his highly unorthodox brainwaves and soon he will find himself to deal with a tangle of problems, mustaches and wool threads. The wise assistant needs to get to the bottom of the causes, by simple means, but effective.
2013 – 12’
Direction: Maria Lanciano
A night reconciliation, in a universe populated by strange creatures, apparently motionless, but alive in the minds of those who need they to talk … and a kiss, the keystone of a coward love, nourished by ravenous feelings of guilt, like hungry snakes, even of their own mother, as will say the protagonist, Amanda, in a soliloquy. This is the story of a broken love.
E SE DOMANI… / AND IF TOMORROW…
2013 – 18’
Direction: Iyas Jubeh, Gabriele Papa
The fake casting and the shy Luca. And if tomorrow rises … as an adventure with an uncertain outcome between fragments of stories, desires and aspirations of the children of Taranto, unaware protagonists of a fake casting and Rinata, the small and stubborn dream of Luca.
2013 – 30’
Direction: Giuseppe Tandoi
A film freely based on the story of St. Giusta of Bazzano, one of the first evangelizing woman of Abruzzo. In the third century A.D., some Christian missionaries, coming from Puglia, come in the pagan lands of Abruzzo, where they remain victims of persecution. Giusta, survived, takes refuge in the woods. She is the only hope for the new Christians and for this reason Aurelius, a Christian of the place, is looking for her…
2013 – 20’
Direction: Ivan Saudelli
Icaro is a boy on the eve of his thirty years who for a long time has lived a deep crisis. His doubts are due to the uncertain vision that he has of the future and this anxiety led him to a deep torpor, therefore to an insecurity that does not allow him to go ahead. He will casually find refuge in the memory of his carefree childhood and by reliving it slowly will shake his soul.
IL CAPPELLO A SONAGLI
2013 – 5’
Direction: Antonio Pepe
Gabriel is a young child who lives in a small town in Apulia: Putignano, renowned for its Carnival floats. The father of Gabriel is one of the best makers of floats. Gabriel is terrorized by the giants made of papier-mâché with grotesque faces, altered expressions and apparently seems an unsolvable problem were it not for a hat … a rattlesnake hat.
2014 – 6’
Direction: Lorenzo Manisco
The young Piero, at the end of a hard working day, comes home with the intent to seduce his lover and to have thus a carnal relations. But nothing is as it seems.
L’ABITO DA SPOSA PELLE E OSSA / A SKINLESS AND BOBELESS WEDDING DRESS
2014 – 4’
Direction: Gianluca Colitta
The short film is an abstraction, a symbolic representation of the story. The protagonist – like a gold-digger – is a pilgrim of a surreal place with a regal, solemn and almost distant air. Mistress and imprisoned in a space that is neither a park nor a forest: it is an enchanted garden, neither more nor fewer “(Mann); a place that is a labyrinthine projection of his unconscious. What is surrounding her it is “a tangible reality which became a vision”. Yet this majestic and sacred air of the character is lost in the final, the only moment where we see his face clearly. Where we see a look that looks at us and asks for mercy, compassion … what this gold digger finds is precisely her fragility and friability.
L’UOMO CHE CUCE IL TEMPO (AT 7 O’ CLOTH) / THE MAN WHO SEWS THE TIME (AT 7 O’ CLOTH)
2013 – 9’
Direction: Ezio Azzollini, Lucia Perrucci
In the silence of a small cemetery, just before dawn, the keeper moves the earth, open the boxes, and from each of them he picks up some clothes: jackets, coats and dresses that he meticulously in his spare time catalogs, labels and puts within a wardrobe. It’s when he sees, as every morning, a young soul in distress, wishing to have time and possibility that she has not had, that the keeper recovers from the wardrobe the jacket of the boy, ready to take it to a very special craftsman…
2013 – 17’
Direction: Giuseppe Boccassini
In 1843 Andrea Lezuo, an engraver native of Arabba, a town of the Dolomites, he leaves for “America” on the ship Ehon. Through an analogical collage of heterogeneous audio-visual materials, by retracing the initiatory experience of its protagonist, the film tries to return to the reality of the journey his physicality.
LO CHIAMANO AMORE / THEY CALL IT LOVE
2013 – 13’
Direction: Domenico Laddaga
Angelica has a huge discussion with Mark, her boyfriend. Between them it is over. But she cannot accept it and decides to destroy everything that they “call it love”.
2013 – 20’
Direction: Luciano Schito
Three illegal immigrants landed in southern Italy are looking for the railroad, the only hope for a better world.
2013 – 10’
Direction: Grazia Tricarico
Mona Blonde is a body builder on the eve of a major international competition: her life is entirely dedicated to research of a specific aesthetic ideal of perfection and beauty. An unexpected mutation of her body will break the apparent sanity dragging her in a nightmare.
MOSAICO NOIR / NOIR MOSAIC
2013 – 8’
Direction: Vincenzo Borsellino
Mosaico Noir is about a classic noir story, the peculiarity of the short is the scenic system which, through the three main characters, is the result of an experiment between expressionism, noir and pulp. The soundtrack follows the emotional trends of the story.
NIENTE / NOTHING
2014 – 20’
Direction: Alessandro Porzio
A today Italian family. In a family there is everything and nothing.
PICCOLA STORIA DI MARE / A BRIEF SEA STORY
2013 – 7’
Direction: Dario Di Viesto
An ill and elderly fisherman has not left his house for a long time. One of his friends brings him a fish just caught. While the old man is cleaning the fish, he finds between the entrails a little fish still alive. In the elderly man something awakens.
PER UN PUGNO DI CONTRIBUTI / FOR A HANDFUL OF CONTRIBUTIONS
2013 – 8’
Direction: Giuseppe Santoro
In a present annihilated by the economic recession, Joe a graduated scarecrows, learned his dismissal is forced to face a string of overwhelming and exhausting jobs just to pay his contributions. Every effort done by Joe is a mental and physical mutilation. Without losing sight of the dignity he decides to sacrifice himself.
2013 – 12’
Direction: Antonio Ruscigno
Francesco, unable to use the camera and express his feelings to Sarah, decides to follow the advice of the girl and to record a video message for her, on an old home movie of a holiday in Puglia. The video, however, will tell us a different story, more cruel than we might expect. PLAY/REC is the story of a camera, an accomplice revealing the truth.
Because, after all, we do not know well the people who surround us.
STOP MUSIC – FERMATE LA MUSICA
2014 – 14’
Direction: Alessandro Zizzo
Death touches you when it enters in your house, and if it knocks on the door of your neighbor, you can go on celebrating. You have the duty to do so because it is the life that asks you to do so. Or maybe should you stop? Turn off the radio, sit on the sofa and watch, as an impassive spectator, a tragedy that doesn’t touch you? But the music goes on, even when someone dies, somewhere else there will always be someone else who will go on dancing.
2013 – 13’
Direction: Marco Adabbo
“Maestro” and “Ragazzo” are two workers, they make the zebra stripes. Theirs, however, is not a job but at most a mission, an art; they do not make the stripes, they paint works of art on the road surface. The adventure of the day, however, comes out from the routine of the two characters and brings them to paint the stripes in the middle of a forest, a little strange place where to put the road signs but the right place to understand some things about life, both of those who have already experienced it and of those who have still to live it.
2014 – 29’
Direction: Mattia Epifani
In the winter of 2013, within the Prison Borgo San Nicola of Lecce, the theater company “Io ci provo” guided by Paola Leone, works in the staging of the show Ubu R1e. As every year the theater course is addressed at the inmates of the men’s section R1. On April 17, was played out for the first time Ubu R1e based on UbuRe by Alfred Jarry. During the last session of rehearsals the prisoners-actors tell about themselves by returning their personal emotional dimension within a few hours of their debut on the stage.
2013 – 25’
Direction: Michele Alberto Chironi
Arnesano, a town of 4,036 inhabitants in the Province of Lecce. Geographically it is situated in the valley of the Cupa, one of the most obvious depressions of the plane of Salento. Via del Tempio Antico, one of the main street of the historic city center, echoes in the nights, while from the mouth of the ovens fire is burning. As for millennia, in the darkness of the valley the sounds and noises for the processing of bread fill the silence of the streets.
SETTANTA / SEVENTY
2013 – 9’
Winner of the Silver Ribbon 2014 for Best Short Film
Direction: Pippo Mezzapesa
Taranto, Tamburi district, the closest to Ilva, the most polluted in Europe. Here, in the shadow of the smokestacks, Enzo nicknamed “Baffone” and his son Egidio decide to “sell the destiny” to whom was betrayed by the same fate.
BELLA DI PAPÀ / DADDY’S FAVORITE
2013 – 14’
Direction: Enzo Piglionica
Everyone is happy, except the bride who at a certain point deviates, instead of reaching the altar she closes herself in the sacristy. It’s war between father-in-law and groom who produces a hilarious clash, waiting for the decisive event.
2013 – 8’
Direction: Giulio Neglia
Blood Flow describes a world that lives off the backs of today everyday life, a silent accomplice of the ongoing transformation of the human being in what the society most fears: monsters that are capable of anything.
DALLE SEI ALLE SETTE / FROM SIX TO SEVEN
2012 – 11’
Direction: Daniela Baldassarre
From six to seven every Wednesday, some women living on the edge take care of their pain of living in a qualified center. It is more effective than gym and cheaper than yoga.
FRAMMENTI D’INVERNO / WINTER FRAGMENTS
2014 – 18’
Direction: Gianluca Colitta
Those presented here are the rests of Inverno(Winter). The rests of an unfinished film. Productive vicissitudes have made impossible its conclusion. And they made Inverno a movie of appearances, a film of shreds, of … Fragments.
2014 – 14’
Direction: Hamado Tiemtore
In the Bambara language, in Burkina Faso, the term Kandia, consisting of the words Kan (voice) and Dia (beauty), means the beautiful voice, but also the beauty that the voice produces. In the heart of Lecce in Apulia, choruses of voices sing their own humanity. They sing in Italian, Tamil, Swahili … An example of integration and convergence between peoples. The desire behind this project is to show a kind of relationship between “immigrants” and “native” different from that proposed by the media, beyond the polarizing and criminalizing clichés. Kandia is an example of coexistence and concrete interaction, a simple act, human, in which a man is like a voice.
2014 – 5’
Direction: Simona Debernardis
George is a forty-year old man, excited about the marriage proposal that he is going to recite to his ideal partner. He embarks on a journey to introduce her to his parents who anxiously await him to meet his future wife, but on their arrival they discover something that they could never have imagined.