EFP Cannes
26 July 2017

OPERAI CONTADINI

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OPERAI CONTADINI

OPERAI CONTADINI

original title:

OPERAI CONTADINI

production:

Straub-Huillet, Teatro Comunale (Buti), Pierre Grise Productions (Paris), Capricci Films (Paris)

country:

Italy/France

year:

2001

film run:

123'

format:

35mm - colour

aspect ratio:

4/3

sound:

Dolby SR

release date:

08/06/2001

festival & awards:

A group of World War II survivors from all over Italy come together to form a sort of “commune”. They want to forget the hardships of the conflict they have just lived through and set about sorting out the issue of the day-to-day survival. They take over a bombed-out village and make it their home and refuge against all the ugliness and brutality in the world.

From the novel Le donne di Messina by Elio Vittorini.