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DULCIS IN FUNDO

DULCIS IN FUNDO

Non competitive section, made up of selected according to their formal and essential quality and originality, destined to the large audience. A new opportunity to draw, through a cinema focused on food, the metaphors of life. The features belong to different countries and cinematographies, in order to assure a vision as wide as possible.

Food is pone of the most human, material and instinctive aspects. But is it just nourishment, or culture as well? Unknown tastes, new fragrances, other populations and cultures’  flavours: intriguing, seductive, stimulating. Food and cinema, agelong obsessions, excellent languages and silver screen and life’s expressive raw material: just open any menu of our cinema to realize how much these philosophies belong to each other.

The screenings will take place at night (about 9:45 p.m.) in Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Monforte e Serralunga d’Alba,  outdoors, near the castles, or in ancient confraternity churches now deconsecrated.

At the end of every screening, it will be drawn the number of one of the audience’s badge. The owner will be given a bottle of vintage Barolo wine, offered by local wine Cellars that support the festival, as a prestigious symbol of these hills.

 

Selected works:

NANOOK OF THE NORTH
Robert Flaherty
, USA 1922, 78'
The father of all documentaries, the first that gained a worldwide success, “Nanook” was made nearly accidentally. Flaherty was not a director but an expert sent to the Hudson bay area in order to verify its mining capacities. After four expeditions from 1910n and 1916, Flaherty was fascinated by Inuit culture and realized he was observing a world dying out, so he decide to film it to witness it existence. The documentary tells Nanook’s everyday’s life: the construction of an igloo, hunting and fishing, the fight against adversities, the construction of a kayak. The film was released in 1922 – restored in 1998 – had a worldwide huge success, giving the possibility to learn something about a culture unknown to the majority. Flaherty made a wonderful job, on the artistic aspect, but its authenticity is questionable: its veracity is still discussed, but the narration is passionate and fascinating. The audio version has a soundtrack composed by Stanley Silverman in 1975. with this film, the Ermitage continues its rediscovery of cinema’s masterpieces.

ONCE WE WERE STRANGERS
Emanuele Crialese
, USA 1997, 96'
Antonio and Apu live in New York, trying to achieve their personal American Dream. Antonio is a Sicilian guy without a residence permit, who does the best he can doing several jobs, in order to maintain himself. One day he meet Ellen, a radio announcer, and he falls in love with her. Everything gets complicated when she is offered a job in Paris. Apu, on the contrary, lives in the U.S. since long time,  getting by with the most different jobs. When Devi, the woman is parents have chosen to become his wife when he was still a child, arrives, he clashes with a reality which has become unknown to him -  the customs of his homecountry – and with the trouble his wife has settling down in America.

Emanuele Crialese was born to Rome in 1965. he moved to New York where he graduated in 1995, at the Department of Cinema of the Tish School of the Arts. His début as director, always in the U.S., is Once We Were Strangers, a feature written directed and produced by himself, which was screened at Sundance Film Festival in 1998: he is the first Italian director accepted to Robert Redford’s festival. From 1998 to 2000, Crialese worked in American theatres. International success came with Respiro (2002), that won the Critics Award at Cannes in 2003. In 2006 his feature Nuovomondo was chosen to take part in the selection for the Best Foreigner Film at the Academy Awards.

SERES QUERIDOS / MY NEW STRANGE FIANCÉE
Teresa de Pelegri/Dominic Harari
, Argentina/Spain/Portugal/GB 2004, 89'
Leni Dalinsky, Jewish, wants to introduce her new boyfriend, Rafi, Palestinian, to her parents. The two decide not to reveal the thing, considering the family’s behaviour which is a little peculiar. The fat gets really near to the fire: the adolescent son, David, has just become a real orthodox and eats only kosher food and conforms himself to the Shabbat rules; Tania, the eldest sister, is a man-eater with a passion for belly-dance; the niece goes round the house with a pillow under her dress telling she’s pregnant; the grandfather has sight and hearing problems; mother is unstable mother and neurotic, and the father has probably a lover. The Palestinian boy joins this complicated situation, and proves himself so awkward as to risk the family’s life. Tolerance will come at the end, but coming through winding paths.

Teresa De Pelegri and Dominic Harari are the screenplay’s authors as well as the directors of their very début.

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