MUSEO DI SANTA CATERINA
19.00 Saluti inaugurali | Opening greetings
Inaugurazione mostra fotografica | Opening photographic exhibition
FAITH di | by MAURO ROMANZI
CHIOSTRO MAGGIORE – AUDITORIUM
20.00 Concerto | Concert
Orchestra della Roggia
21.00 Proiezioni | Screenings
Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, Wael Shawky
Francia / France 2010, 31’49
arabo con sottotitoli in italiano e inglese |Arabic with Italian and English subtitles
The film is a translation of causes and effects of the religiously sanctioned military campaigns in the form of images based on a reconstruction of events seen through the eyes of those who had to confront the invasion. It provides a precise description of the places in the Middle East and Europe that formed the backdrop for the early Crusades. To bring these episodes alive, the production uses highly expressive 200-year-old marionettes from the Lupi collection in Turin. The marionettes are moved by clearly visible strings and wear the costumes of the characters who were present in the Christian armies of Europe and in the Muslim armies during the conflicts. Though the subject is based on historical documents and facts, what emerges is a surreal and mythical atmosphere that blends drama and cynicism, telling a story of remote events that could hardly be more topical today.
Those Who Said No, Nima Sarvestani
Svezia, Iran | Sweden, Iran 2014, 89’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles
After decades of silence, survivors and relatives of the victims of a mass atrocity establish a People’s Court. They will testify against a crime carried out by the Iranian regime, a crime that has been kept secret from the public for more than 25 years. Those responsible for these crimes now hold high government office in Iran. Their secret would be safe, if it was not for the efforts of some survivors. In 2013 an international tribunal, the Iran Tribunal, is convened in The Hague Court of Justice. Now is their chance to put Iran on trial for their crimes against humanity. This is a film about people who refuse to be silenced, people who fight for the right to tell their story in court.
CHIOSTRO MINORE – SALA CLARA ROSSO COLETTI
21.00 Proiezioni | Screenings
Elizabeth’s playground, Maris Kerge, Erik Norkroos
Estonia 2015, 28’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v., Italian and English subtitles
4-year-old Elizabeth was born in the family of former ballet dancers and she has spent most of her life in the ballet with her parents. She knows all the members of the Estonia Ballet company by their names and knows all the performances by heart as she has seen them so many times. Elizabeth loves, or to be exact, adores ballet, but would it be like this if she had other choices? This is little Elizabeth’s journey in the magical world of ballet, where real life meets illusion and fairytales may come true.
Léone, mére & fils, Lucile Chaufour
Francia | France 2014, 41’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles
Léone, the owner of a bar-restaurant in a Parisian suburb, is a wise-cracking ogress who swings her impressive figure between tables of regulars. All curves, peroxide hair and quickfire repartee, Léone is a woman in a men’s world where her word is law. Among them is her son, Patrick, who is still a child and only has eyes for her.
Wir waren rebellen, Katharina von Schroeder, Florian Schewe
Germania |Germany 2014, 93’, v.o. sottotitoli in italiano e inglese | o.v. Italian and English subtitles
The documentary film tells the story of Agel, a former child soldier who returns to South Sudan to help build up his country. The film accompanies him over a period of two years – from South Sudan gaining its independence in 2011 to the renewed outbreak of civil war in December 2013. As captain of the national basketball team of South Sudan – the youngest country in the world – Agel coaches the team through their very first international match against Uganda. The conflicts within the team bear a striking resemblance to the political problems festering across the country. An injury ends up forcing Agel to leave the basketball team, and he goes on to form an NGO that provides the country’s most remote areas with clean drinking water. His journeys give him time to reflect on his country – on how it was, how it is, and how he hopes it will be one day.