EFP Cannes
20 September 2017

Vjesh/Canto

original title:

VJESH/CANTO

cast:

Giuseppe Aringoli, Costantino Troiano, Pasquale Troiano, Giuseppe Di Giorgio, Angelina Rago, Maddalena Troiano, Rosina Filomena, Caterina Osnato, Domenica Calluori, Carmina Paschino, Francesca Santamaria, Quirino Valvano, Egidio Antonio Mele, Enzo Schillizzi, Antonietta Brescia, Teresa Scutari, Pina Magnocavallo, Giuseppina Ciminelli

cinematography:

Sonia Antonini

editing:

Marta Zen

production:

Palomar, in coproduction with: Dipartimento per gli Affari regionali e le autonomie locali, Comune di Piana degli Albanesi

country:

Italy

year:

2007

film run:

58'

format:

DV Cam - colour

status:

Ready (04/07/2007)

festival & awards:

The women of San Constantino and San Paolo Albanese, in Basilicata, sing with their shrill and broken voices. They sing ancient vjeshet, that are passed down from mother to daughter and tell of the flight of the Albanians, who found refuge in southern Italy five centuries ago. The stories of brave and ironical women, stories of emigration and homecoming during the course of a summer, told through simple and daily meetings that reveal the memories, joys and harsh life of each one of them.