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La mafia non è più quella di una volta

Venezia 76 Competition

Director:
Franco Maresco
Production:
ILA PALMA (Rean Mazzone, Anna Vinci), Dream Film (Daniele Moretti, Paolo Quaregna), Tramp Limited (Nicola Picone, Attilio De Razza)
Running Time:
107’
Language:
Italian, Sicilian dialect
Country:
Italy
Main Cast:
Letizia Battaglia, Ciccio Mira
Screenplay:
Franco Maresco, Claudia Uzzo, Francesco Guttuso, Giuliano La Franca
Cinematographer:
Tommaso Lusena De Sarmiento
Editor:
Francesco Guttuso, Edoardo Morabito
Costume Designer:
Nicola Sferruzza
Music:
Salvatore Bonafede
Sound:
Luca Bertolin

Synopsis

In 2017, 25 years after the Capaci and Via D’Amelio bombings, Franco Maresco decided to make a new film. He found the stimulus to do this in a recent work he had dedicated to Letizia Battaglia, the photographer now in her eighties who has used her pictures to tell the story of the Mafia wars and was included in The New York Times 2017 list of eleven powerful women around the world.
Maresco felt the need to feature alongside Letizia a figure from the other side of the fence: Ciccio Mira, the ‘legendary’ organiser of street parties who had already played a leading role in Maresco’s 2014 documentary Belluscone. Una storia siciliana.
In the few years that separate the two films Mira seems to have changed. Perhaps he is seeking redemption, as man and as manager, to the point of organising a singular event at the Zen in Palermo: a concert of Neomelodic singers for Falcone and Borsellino. And yet his words still betray a certain nostalgia for “the old-time Mafia.”
Meanwhile, as they attend the celebrations staged in memory of the martyrs of the fight against the Mafia, Maresco’s skepticism provides a marked contrast with Battaglia’s passion.

Director’s Statement

This film is the inevitable follow-up to Belluscone. Una storia siciliana, presented at Venice in 2014. I have to admit that it has not been at all easy, five years later, to go back to telling a story with Neomelodic singers and the Mafia in it again. I have the sensation, however, of having gone further than in the previous film. Into a territory in which the distinction between good and evil, between Mafia and anti-Mafia, has been erased and everything, now, has lapsed into a spectacle with no end and without any meaning.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Rean Mazzone, Anna Vinci - ILA PALMA di Rean Duilio Mazzone
Via Nemorese 83
00199 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 068607586
Mob.+ 39 340 7091027
ilapalmaproduzioni@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 2: Daniele Moretti, Paolo Quaregna - Dream Film
Viale Parioli 73
00197 - Roma, Italy
Tel. + 39 0680691938
Fax + 39 0680669928
dreamfilm@libero.it

PRODUCTION 3: Nicola Picone, Attilio De Razza - Tramp Limited
Via della Libertà 97
90143 – Palermo, Italy
Tel. + 39 091335841
Fax + 39 0916112471
nicolapicone@hotmail.it

WORLD SALES: Fandango
Raffaella Di Giulio
0685218137
sales@fandango.it

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Federica Di Biagio - Istituto Luce Cinecittà
Via Tuscolana, 1055
00173 – Roma, Italy Tel. +39 0672286 271
f.dibiagio@cinecittaluce.it
http://www.cinecitta.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Gabriele Barcaro
Tel. + 39 340 5538425
press@gabrielebarcaro.it

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Gloria Zerbinati
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com
Tel. +33 (0)7 86 80 02 82
+39 338 12 00 517


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