The Mar del Plata International Film Festival gets ready to kick off its 22nd edition which begins March 8th and will run through March 18th.
The festival will be presenting 13 of the most recent Italian film productions, which include four shorts, to the Argentine and South American public.
Marina Spada with her film Come l'ombra will represent our nation’s cinematography in the competition section, having already received numerous acknowledgements at various International film festivals (Venice, London, Toronto, Hamburg, Villerupt, Mons, Goteborg, etc).
This year’s edition, also thanks to the tight collaborative effort between Filmitalia and MiBAC, dedicates a special Focus on Italian movies made up of 8 titles, which will include Le rose del deserto by Mario Monicelli, with leading actor Giorgio Pasotti in attendance.
Also featured in this Focus section are The Golden Door by Emanuele Crialese, already distributed in Argentina and Quijote by Mimmo Paladino, whose producer Angelo Curti will be in attendance, and La strada di Levi by Davide Ferrario, Tre giorni di anarchia by Vito Zagarrio who will also be in attendance, Per non dimenticarti by Mariantonia Avati, Letters from the Sahara by Vittorio de Seta and Pasolini , le ragioni di un sogno by Laura Betti.
Finally in the Shorts section, ART-CINEMA , 4 titles by Antonello Matarazzo will be screened : La Camera chiara, Miserere, Miserere Cantus e Warh, which will be presented to the public by the director and composer, with the films director and music composer Canio Loguercio present.
Also featured and worth mentioning in the Shorts competition “Scenes to Come”, are two young Italian authors, Pietro Sussi, with “ the Nose “ and Emanuele Bacco with “ The Place “.
Representing Italy as a member of the Jury is world sales Adriana Chiesa Enterprises CEO, Adriana Chiesa.