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APENNINE

APENNINE

Emiliano Dante | Italy 2017 | 66 Min. | OmeU

De France | Saal1 | Tuesday, 28.5.2019 | 20:00 | Tickets

Apennine is a film diary shot between August 2016 and the same month one year later, which passes from the very slow reconstruction of L’Aquila, the city where the director lives (seriously hit by an earthquake in 2009), to the earthquakes at Amatrice and Arquata del Tronto , to life in a hotel after the earthquakes at Norcia and Montereale-Campotosto. It’s an intimate and ironical journey through one of the most difficult years Central Apennines mountains have ever passed , lyrical and geometric, in which the story of life in a seismic area becomes the instrument for reflecting on the very meaning of documentary filmmaking.

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Director: Emiliano Dante
Cinematography and Sound: Emiliano Dante
Editing: Emiliano Dante
Producer: Emiliano Dante


Awards
2019-01 ZOROASTRO AWARD, FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA ITALO-AZERBAGIANO (BAKU, AZERBAIJAN), BEST ITALIAN DOCUMENTARY
2018-11 NUOVI MONDI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY), SPECIAL MENTION
2018 – 11 CLOROFILLA FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DOCUMENTARY
2018 – 12 ASTI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY) , PUBLIC AWARD
2018-10 ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN FILM FESTIVAL (TURKEY), THIRD AWARD
2018-08 MOLISE CINEMA (ITALY), SECIAL MENTION
2018-08 INVENTA UN FILM (ITALY) , BEST FILM
2018 -06 MOVIE PLANET FLM FESTIVAL – PAVIA (ITALY), BEST FEATURE
2018 – 03 TÉTOUAN, FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA MÉDITERRANÉEN (MOROCCO), PRIX SPECIAL DU JURY
2018- 03: ALESSANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY): SPECIAL MENTION, INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION


Biography
Emiliano Dante (L’Aquila, Italy, 1974) debuted as a director in 2003 with a series of shorts about living, The Home Sequence Series. After making other shorts, he made two documentaries about life after an earthquake, Into the Blue (2009) and Habitat – Note personali (2014), both of which were presented at the Torino Film Festival, the start of a trilogy which concludes with Appennino. Besides documentaries, he also directed the fiction feature film Limen (2013). His work reflects a concept of radical authorship, personally making all the artistic components (screenplay, editing, music, cinematography and, when called for, animation). He is also a photographer, essayist and narrator. He teaches History of Contemporary Arts in the University of L’Aquila.