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13 November 2018

Mistero di Lovecraft, il - Road to L. (first feature)

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Mistero di Lovecraft, il - Road to L.

Mistero di Lovecraft, il - Road to L.

original title:

MISTERO DI LOVECRAFT, IL - ROAD TO L.

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

Laura Matiz

country:

Italy

year:

2004

film run:

86'

format:

DV - colour

festivals & awards:

  • Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2008: Out of Competition
  • Fantasporto: Oporto International Film Festival 2005: Official Selection
  • Kardiopalmo 2011: Best Film
  • Piemonte Documenteur Film Fest 2010
  • Fantasy Horror Festival 2010: Panorama
  • Tohorrorfilmfest 2009: Evento Speciale - Special Mention
  • Cinematografo Poverania 2009: Panorama
  • Festival de Cine Fantastico de Bilbao 2007: Official Selection
  • Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2006: Competencia Internacional
  • Le Parole dello Schermo 2006: Panorama
  • Semana Internaciònal de Cine Fantastico 2006: Informativa
  • Videopolis 2006: In Competition
  • ICON Film Festival 2006: Cthulhu at Midnight
  • Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival 2006: Special Event
  • Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2006: Official Selection
  • Pesaro Horror Fest 2006: Special Event
  • Ischia Film Festival 2006: Out of Competition
  • Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006: Official Selection
  • Accadde Domani. Nuovo Cinema Italiano 2006: Panorama
  • Joe D'Amato Horror Festival 2006: In Concorso
  • Transilvania International Film Festival 2006: Competition
  • Hai Visto Mai? 2006: Fuori Concorso
  • Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2006: Official Selection
  • N[ever]land 2005: Schermi Digitali
  • The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2005: Feature
  • FantaFestival 2005: In Concorso – Best Film

1997: A student of folklore named Andrea Roberti hypothesizes the possible link between the horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft and the dark folk tales of the Po Delta, a mysterious and remote part of northern Italy. 2002: One of the directors of the film comes across a manuscript in Montecatini (Italy) which may have belonged to the American writer. This journal, dated 1926, describes travels in Italy through the Po Delta in search of inspiration in the form of local folk stories: the Filò Tales. 2004: A small, tough crew of international filmmakers is put together with the help of David, a New York actor, to make a documentary on the finding of the journal and on the links between Lovecraft and the Po Delta. If the manuscript really did belong to Lovecraft, it would be an extraordinary discovery. As soon as they begin, however, the filmmakers find that Andrea Roberti disappeared in mysterious circumstances many years before, his car found abandoned on the banks of the Po. The crew sets up its base in the town of Loreo - referred to simply as L. in the manuscript - as the author of the journal did. During their investigations the atmosphere of animosity and foreboding rises and they soon discover that strange and disturbing things have been happening in the area. Events that the locals are eager to keep secret. The film "Road to L." is the true account of what took place behind the scenes of the 11 day shoot, reporting how the failures and revelations experienced in L. came to resemble ever more a journey to... Hell. Did Lovecraft really come into contact with something sinister? Did Andrea Roberti stumble across something he wasn't meant to find? The documentary makers are stepping too far into the unknown...