LUCANIA: FEATURE FILM
Duration: 85 min. Year: 2019
Available October 21, 2019
North America (US and Canada)
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.
A FILM BY GIGI ROCCATI
Babylon Sisters (2017), Road to Kabul (2012)
"A Contemporary Western for a Magical Land."
LA STAMPA, IT
"A Powerful Drama!"
The Italian Press Agency
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.
Joe Capalbo 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 is one of Italy's rising Stars that represents a new generation of performers that are highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.”
- Los Angeles Italia Film and Atrs Festival
A FILM BY GIGI ROCCATI
CARLO LONGO, DAVIDE MANULI, GIGI ROCCATI,
FABRIQUE ENTERTAINMENT S.R.L.
GIOVANNI CAPALBO, ALDO CAPALBO,
RENATA DI LEONE, PILAR SAAVEDRA PERROTTA
MANFREDI SAAVEDRA PERROTTA
SALVATORE LANDI (Taranta on the road (2017), Gomorrah (2019), Lucania, Tulpa - Perdizioni mortali (2012)
ANNALISA FORGIONE (Occhi Chiusi (2017), Somewhere Amazing (2015), La logica delle cose (2013), Là-bas: A Criminal Education (2011)
JOE CAPALBO (The Passion of the Christ (2004), Guerrieri (2017), Montedoro (2015)
ANGELA FONTANA (Indivisible (2016), Likemeback (2018), Two Soldiers (2017)
PIPPO DELBONO (Love Flesh (2011), Blood (2013), I Am Love (2009), Blue Sofa (2009)
MAIA MORGENSTERN The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Oak (1992), The Seventh Room (1996), Veni, Vidi, Fugi: I came, I saw, I fled (2016)
CHRISTO JIVKOV (The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection, The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Profession of Arms (2001), In Memory of Me (2007)
DCP (Digital Cinema) and HD services Available