EFP Cannes
22 May 2017

Like Fireflies

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Like Fireflies (Lucciole per lanterne)

original title:

LUCCIOLE PER LANTERNE

cast:

Sebastian Arellano, Paolo Cresta

screenplay:

cinematography:

producer:

Vitaliana Curigliano

production:

Audioimage, supported by MiBACT

country:

Italy

year:

2013

film run:

45'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (22/03/2013)

festival & awards:

  • Cinemambiente - Environmental Film Festival 2013: In Competition
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2013: Focus
  • Trento Film Festival 2013: Orizzonti vicini
  • Venezuela Human Rights Festival 2013: Out of Competition
  • Cine’eco 2013: International Competition
  • Napoli Film Festival 2013: SchermoNapoli Doc
  • Corto & Fieno Festival del Cinema Rurale 2013: In Competition
  • Voices from the Waters 2013: Foreign Films
  • Cinefort Festival 2013: Out of Competition
  • Clorofilla Film Festival 2013: In Competition
  • EIFF-Ecologico International Film Festival 2013: Debut Italian Movies
  • Euganea Film Festival 2013: in Competition, Legalità per il Cinema Award
  • ETNOFILMfest 2013: In Competition

... even if it is a multinational I would exchange the entire Montedison company for a firefly. (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975 )
In 1981, Pinochet privatized almost all of Chile’s water resources and in the following thirty years the rights to their water were sold to large companies and corporations for producing hydroelectric power. Now the construction of five large dams on the Pascua and Baker rivers is threatening Chilean Patagonia.
Like Fireflies tells the stories of three women whose lives either have been devastated or will be badly affected by the construction of the dams and who, although they are hundreds of miles apart from each other, try to resist the corporate giant that is about to crush them and destroy their land by brutally imposing a conception of progress that they do not share.
The film deals with a number of issues such as global policies for energy and the environment, the plundering of natural resources and the privatization of public assets, especially that of water. Some fundamental questions are posed about our present and viewers are shown the disastrous consequences that a corporate model of progress can have on the lives of people who may be very far from each other geographically and very different socially.