SUNDAY, 12 NOVEMBER
EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 11-18, 2023 – Lecce
PROGRAM | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Special Event Premiere
Giorni felici by Simone Petralia
Live & Djset Cesare Dell’Anna and Yari Carrisi/@ Officine Cantelmo
On the second day of the 24th edition of the European Film Festival, directed by Alberto La Monica, the world premiere of the film Giorni felici by Simone Petralia, produced by Inthefilm with Rai Cinema, will be held at Multisala Massimo, in Room 2, at 8 p.m. Soon to be in theaters, the film is distributed by Europictures and among the stars are: Franco Nero and Anna Galiena.
Margherita is an internationally renowned actress with a successful career with many awards to her credit. She lives in an apartment in Rome, which is rich with memories and often frequented by her agent Michela, a few friends and her son Enea, an unhappy musician. Before long, she is busy shooting a film directed by a young American director in Los Angeles. Suddenly, she is stricken with physical problems and tests reveal a severe form of sclerosis, ALS. Antonio, her former partner, a dissatisfied director and Enea’s father, arrives to assist her. Due to her illness, Margherita must give up the film and soon finds herself confined to a state of immobility. Antonio and Margherita, separated for many years, rebuild their relationship in the midst of suffering and together will write the grand finale of their lives.
The leading actors and director will be present in the theater before the screening for a meeting moderated by Massimo Causo.
The Off Festival, scheduled to start at 10 p.m., is a side event that enriches Lecce’s schedule of events by offering a series of engagements in the city’s main venues, including Live & Djset by Cesare Dell’Anna and Yari Carrisi Power. They will be joined by musicians Stefano Valenzano on bass, Mauro Tre on piano, Andrea Doremi on tuba and trombone, Giovanni Chirico on sax and Cristian Martina on drums.
Devised and organized by the Cultural Association “Art Promotion,” the European Film Festival 2023, within the framework of the Apulia Cinefestival Network 2023, is an initiative carried out by the Puglia Region, Apulia Film Commission and ARET PugliaPromozione as part of the intervention “Promoting the Puglia of Cinema 2023” with resources from the POR Puglia 2014/2020 – Axis VI – Action 6.8. and released resources from POR Puglia 2000-2006, Measure 2.1.
It is also realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture-Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual.
Recognized by the Ministry of Culture as an “event of national interest,” the Festival is a member of the Association of Italian Film Festivals and is organized with the support of the Municipality of Lecce and the University of Salento, and in collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, S.N.G.C.I., FIPRESCI, S.N.C.C.I., National Short Film Center, Lecce Biblio-Museum Pole, and the Rotary Club of Lecce.
Media partner: Cinecittà News, Cineuropa, FRED Film Radio
Technical partners: Acqua Orsini, Agricole Vallone, Augustus Color, Futuro Remoto Gioielli, Liberrima, Quarta Caffè, Rai Cinema Channel