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Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone - Gatta Cenerentola

Orizzonti – Competition

Italy / 86’
language Italian, Neapolitan
voices Massimiliano Gallo, Maria Pia Calzone, Alessandro Gassmann, Mariano Rigillo, Renato Carpentieri
production designers Barbara Ciardo, Annarita Calligaris, Antonia Emanuela Angrisani
animators Laura Sammati, Ivana Verze, Danilo Florio
3D – CGI  Corrado Piscitelli, Davide Maimone, Mattia Florio, Italo Scialdone
music Antonio Fresa, Luigi Scialdone


Cinderella The Cat has been raised on Megaride, a huge ship which has been docked in the harbour of Naples for over 15 years. Her father, the rich owner of the ship and a scientist, has died, taking the technological secrets of the ship and the dream of the harbour’s rebirth to the grave. Since then, the young girl has lived in the shadow of her terrible stepmother and her wicked six daughters. The city has degenerated into decline and entrusts its last hopes to Salvatore Lo Giusto, AKA ‘o Re, an ambitious drug dealer who, in agreement with the stepmother, exploits the unsuspecting Cinderella’s inheritance to transform the port of Naples into the capital of money laundering. The ship, infested with ghosts-holograms of a forgotten technology and story, will become the theatre of the whole plot, staging the epochal clash between the misery of today’s ambitions and the nobility of the past’s ideals. The young Cinderella’s future and that of the poor city of Naples are linked by the same, thin thread.

Directors’ Statement

Back to the future. This is what we intend to offer our audience with the second animated movie by the team of L’Arte della Felicità. To achieve this, we decided to start from our city: Naples. But this time the setting is a docked, forward-looking, mammoth-like ship. The story is divided into two acts: an age of light and one of ash. Past and present, fairy tale and reality, which thanks to the wonder of a by now unused technology, find themselves living in the same place. The nobility of the ideals of the past against the misery of the ambitions of the present in a battle which will decide the future of the port, of the city and of Cinderella.


PRODUCTION 1: Mad Entertainment
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80134 Napoli – Italy
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PRODUCTION 3: SkyDancers
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00186 Roma – Italy
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Via Umberto Novaro, 18
00195 Roma –Italy
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