In a not distant future, Taranto is a ghost town surrounded by barbed wire that no one, not even the police, dares to enter. The poorest are left fighting for survival, while a criminal gang, the Ants, headed by the charismatic Testacalda (Alessandro Borghi), is competing for territory with another gang. Two thirteen-year-old orphans, who grew up together, dream of joining that gang. Pietro, known as Mondocane for having passed the acceptance test in the gang, forces Christian to the group who mock him by calling him Pisciasotto. But something breaks in their equilibrium putting everything they believe in at risk.
Director: Alessandro Celli
Soundtrack: Federico Bisozzi, Davide Tomat
Producer: Groenlandia con RAI Cinema
THE GREEN GOLD OF AFRICA
In Somalia, most men chew the Khat leaf, a natural amphetamine. But in Britain, there is one man 90,000 chewers despise – a Somali activist who brought the UK banning of the leaf on his own. This doc charts the billion dollar global Khat industry, travelling to the heartlands of its production, the markets where hundreds of tons are sold daily and back to the campaign on the streets of London.
Directors: Davide Morandini, David Chierchini, Matteo Keffer
Soundtrack: Federico Bisozzi , Davide Tomat
Producer: Les Films Grain de Sable , Journeyman Picture
In 2018 artistic duo Masbedo produced Videomobile for Manifesta 12, Palermo. They transformed an old van into “video wagon”, a mobile laboratory. This curious vehicle, equipped with a stage for performances and interviews, became a multi-channel interactive installation at the biennial. Welcome Palermo, dedicated to the relationship between that city and the cinema, covers the project’s evolution. Interviews with known and unknown personalities and archival material alternate with performances by writers, DJs and Palermo citizens who recite questions on sexuality asked by Pier Paolo Pasolini in his film Comizi d’amore.
Soundtrack: Davide Tomat, Gup Alcaro
Producer: In Between Art Film
The finding of an autobiographical manuscript written by Giovanni Pastrone,
the most relevant figure of Italian Silent film,
prompts a researcher to reopen the historically closed case on the director.
Director: Lorenzo De Nicola
Voiceoff: Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Editor : Davide Neglia
Music: Davide Tomat , Federico Bisozzi
Production: Lab 80 Film
DRIVE ME HOME
Antonio and Agostino grew up together in a small town in Sicily, where they dreamt of living a different life, somewhere, anywhere, else. Now 30-year-olds, they both live abroad but lost touch with each other years ago. When Antonio discovers that the house he grew up in, which has been empty for a long time, is about to be sold at auction, he decides to leave and reconnect with his childhood friend. But their lives have changed a lot. Old conflicts and new revelations bring them through Europe on a truck journey that will change their lives forever…
Director: Simone Catania.
With Marco D’Amore and Vinicio Marchioni.
Music: AIR KANADA ( Giorgio Giampà / Davide Tomat / Gabriele Ottino / Maurizio Borgna ) and NIAGARA.
Production: Indyca , Inthelfilm , RaiCinema.