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Assandira

Out of Competition

Director:
Salvatore Mereu
Production:
Viacolvento (Elisabetta Soddu, Salvatore Mereu), Rai Cinema
Running Time:
130'
Language:
Italian, Sardinian dialect, English, German
Country:
Italy
Main Cast:
Gavino Ledda, Anna Koenig, Marco Zucca, Corrado Giannetti, Samuele Mei, Alessandro Pala
Screenplay:
Salvatore Mereu
Cinematographer:
Sandro Chessa
Editor:
Paola Freddi with Antonio Cellini
Production Designer:
Marianna Sciveres
Costume Designer:
Salvatore Aresu
Sound:
Piergiuseppe Fancellu, Vincenzo Santo, Marco Saitta
Visual Effects:
Diego Panadisi (Why Worry)
Note:from the novel "Assandira"

SYNOPSIS

Soaked to the skin, Costantino sinks into the haystack like old timber left on the shore by a stormy sea. Torrential rain has just put out the fire that in a single night ravaged Assandira, a farmstay deep in the woods of Sardinia. But the rain hasn’t quenched the pain, the endless remorse for the son lost to the flames, the son he was unable to save. The first to arrive are the carabinieri and the young investigating magistrate: Costantino tries to tell them what happened the previous night, to explain how it all began...

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

On reading Assandira I initially felt a sensation of frustration and indignation regarding the depiction of the world I belong to, rural Sardinia, massacred by the tourist industry, by the idea that it is possible to override anything in the name of easy money, even people’s dignity. But this is just the outer aspect in Assandira. A hidden part which may refer to our private self is never missing within a story, and more than we are willing to admit. Assandira is an itinerary within an understanding of human nature, an attempt to explore the most hidden, silent feelings, which nevertheless end up by moving things and people even when kept at bay.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Elisabetta Soddu, Salvatore Mereu – Viacolvento
Via Gramsci 66
08100 – Nuoro, Italy
Tel. + 39 3403596798
Mob. + 39 3493572187
viacolventofilm@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 2: RAI CINEMA
Piazza Adriana 12
00193 Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0633179601
bianca.giordano@raicinema.it

WORLD SALES: Michael Weber - The Match Factory
Domstrasse 60
50668- Colonia, Germany
Tel. +49 2215397090
info@matchfactory.de

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Lucky Red
Largo Italo Gemini, 1
00161 Roma
Tel. +39 06 3759441
Mob. +39 335 8480787
Alessandra Tieri

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Gabriele Barcaro, Livia Delle Fratte, Lucrezia Viti
Tel. +39 340 5538425‬‬‬ (Gabriele)
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liviadellefratte@presspress.it
lucreziaviti@presspress.it

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