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GIGI ROCCATI

Rai Cinema

"Best Foreign Film"

52nd ANNUAL WorldFest Houston

"A Powerful Drama!"

ANSA

The Italian Press Agency

"Beautiful"
- Joyce Kulhawick

LAND BLOOD AND MAGIC

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WHERE NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
 Festivals and Awards
LOS ANGELES ITALIA FEST 2019
      WORLD PREMIERE
HOUSTON WORLD FEST 2019
      BEST FOREIGN FILM-Director Gigi Roccati
      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
      BEST EDITING
THE SOCIAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
      BEST Environmental Thematic Film
      BEST ACTOR
SIENA FILM FESTIVAL
      BEST ACTOR
BIFST BARI 2019
      OFFICIAL SELECTION
ZHELEZNOVODSK RUSSIA HERO &TIME
      OFFICIAL SELECTION
MOLISE CINEMA FEST
      BEST FILM (Audience Award)
Il FESTIVAL CURZA de Mà – Musica for Cinema
      OFFICIAL SELECTION

LUCANIA

 

This film is an adventure rooted in the natural spirit of the unspoiled highlands of Southern Italy and focuses on the never ending struggle of mankind to defend itself from the destructive hands of those who want to pollute and destroy.  It is a story that is born from values of ancient times and continues today - the need to confront an ever present universal issue, THE PRESERVATION OF OUR PLANET.

- GIGI ROCCATI and GIOVANNI CAPALBO

Synopsis

A magical and inaccessible land, enclosed between the mountains and the sea, where nothing is the way it seems. Here is where Rocco and Lucia live, a severe father, rooted to his land like a tree, who fights to defend it until the last sacrifice, and a wild girl, unable to speak since the death of her mother Argenzia, who possesses the gift of seeing and feeling her mother’s soul. The father, who sees her talking to the wind, believes her to be under an evil spell and desperately submits her to the healing rituals of a peasant sorceress.

 

One day Rocco refuses the offer of a lorry driver who wants to bury toxic waste in his land in exchange for money. But when his farm is set on fire he kills one of the attackers, and will be forced to escape on foot to save his daughter. Thus the journey begins, one of atonement for Rocco and the coming of age of Lucia, through the beauty of an untamed nature and the harshness of a dying land, where the girl will grow into a woman, leaving behind the memory of her mother in order to help her father, aggravated by the burden of his guilt.

 

An ancient story in modern days, in a world of the vanquished in which a light of hope shines, embodied by a young mute woman who regains her voice. Lucia is the land, forced to witness the fatal clash between her farmer father and those who poison his fields, in a touching adventure full of magic and redemption.

Cast

Rocco

Lucia

Carmine

Argenzia

Christo

Don Fortunato

Antionio

Arrabal

Rosina

Carmine's son

Saverio

Lucia's boyfriend

Maria

Donna Filomena

Pasquale

Pastorello

friend of Saverio

secretary of Don Fortunato

hauler

Valeria

Joe Capalbo

Angela Fontana

Pippo Delbono

Maia Morgenstern

Christo Jivkov

Marco Leonardi

Antonio Infantino

Cosimo Fusco

Luciana Filomena Paolicelli

Enzo Saponara

Nando Irene

Elia Longo

Marta Manduca

Manloa Rotunno

Erminio Truncellito

Giorgio Lo Russo

Gianni Alvino

Eva Immediato

Andrea Lucia

Sabrina Vescia

Credits

A FILM BY GIGI ROCCATI

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MOLIWOOD FILMS 

 Support and Collaboration by Mibac, Basilicata Region, Lucania Film Commission

and with the Patronage of Matera-Basilicata 2019 

North American Sales Representative

BWC Films

 A Bart World Communications, Ltd. Company

 
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DIRECTORS NOTES  - Gigi Roccati

A close relationship exists between the fruits of the earth and the people who work the land. The fragility and delicacy of the first are of the same nature of the raw stubbornness of the latter, whose character is forged by the fatigue of survival, in mountains and valleys cutting through the blue sky.

 

This film is an adventure rooted in the nature of the high lands that deals with the eternal struggle of a man who defends his land from the destructive hands of those who pollute it. It is born of an ancient need to confront an absolutely contemporary issue: the universal value of the preservation of the planet. In the lonely wilderness of days and nights spent walking outdoors, we look at the world with the eyes of our protagonists, Rocco’s hieratic glance and Lucia’s fervent passion.

 

The first is taciturn, brutal and compassionate. While the girl, an unpredictable seductive body, is capable to awake the powerful soul of the Earth. The Earth embodies in her, in the electricity of her dance. A hope filled with magic to reaffirm that beauty lies “in a future where an ancient heart beats”.

 
"A Contemporary Western for a Magical Land." 

LA STAMPA, IT

"A Powerful Drama!"

ANSA

The Italian Press Agency

"Cinema is a collective experience that should go straight to the heart, like a bullet." 

Gigi Roccati, Director

LA STAMPA

52nd ANNUAL WorldFest Houston

"Best Foreign Film"
A story about " ...an ancient city whose timeless beauty and rapturous magic have now become the symbol of a future revolution."

Matera-Basilicata Capital of European Culture

Joe Capalbo the father is an experienced and skillful actor that has worked with directors such as Peter Greenaway , Abel Ferrara and Mel Gibson in The Passion of the Christ.

Movieplay.it

Angela Fontana in the role of Lucia, "One of Italy's rising Stars that represent a new generation of performers that are highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.”

Los Angeles Italia Fest

Joe Capalbo and Angela Fontana
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