in collaboration with Rai Cinema, Fuori Orario / Raitre
Carmaux and Wan Stiller, Mimmo and Sussò fishermen from the Old Town, are looking for the Lady of Ventimiglia, here Carmela. An unexpected old and visionary Morgan send them into memories from childhood, fear of new imprisonment and adverse fate, chats in an arcane and misterious language. (Free) life of nowadays pirates in the beautiful city of Taranto.
An experimental film inspired to the life of Emilio Salgari and his novel Yolanda, daughter of the Black Corsair. The movie is part of a series produced by Quarto Film on the 150th anniversary of Salgari's birth.
"Just like the houses of the old town rise up due to a thousand year stratification, this film is made out of true dreams, cursed adventures and daily life." (Giovanni Maderna)
"Carmela was a true adventure film for me; the adventure of a 'mise en scene' that discovers and reinvents the world while filming it." (Mauro Santini)
Giovanni Maderna (Milan, Italy, 1973) made his debut as a film director in 1995 with short film La place, dedicated to a square in Lyon, as well as its inhabitants, which earned him a Sacher d´Oro award. With Questo è il giardino (1999), he won the Luigi De Laurentiis Best Debut Film Award in Venice. In 2007, he founded the production house Quarto Film, with which he produced, among others, Shopenhauer, selected in many festivals, including Locarno and BAFICI, and Cielo senza terra (2010), which he directed with Sara Pozzoli, and presented at Venice Days.
Mauro Santini (Fano, Italy, 1965) made Dove sono stato (awarded prizes at the Bellaria Festival and Valdarno Cinema) in 2000. In 2001, he started making Videodiari (the video diaries), a series of videos selected by many festivals: Di ritorno, Dietro, i vetri, Da lontano (2002 winner of the Turin Film Festival - Spazio Italia), Petite mémoire, Fermo del tempo, Da qui sopra il mare and Flòr da Baixa. In 2006, his first feature film Flòr da Baixa was selected at the Turin Film Festival. With his documentary Un jour à Marseille, he took part in the Annecy, Turin and DocLisboa festivals. In 2008, he made Giornaliero di città e passanti, a new series on daily observations. His films are distributed by the Parisian association Collectif Jeune Cinéma.