Tuesday 5 October, the fourth edition of Sardinian cinema in Florence kicks off.
“Made in Sardinia”, returns for its fourth edition, after a year of forced stop due to the pandemic.
The 2021 Sardinian cinema review will be concentrated in a single day, Tuesday 5 October, with a cycle of screenings which, as in previous editions, will be held at the Cinema La Compagnia in via Cavour in Florence.
This year, the review, promoted by ACSIT in collaboration with Sardegna Film Commission, will enjoy collaboration with the Costantino Nivola Foundation and Museum in Orani and with the Ilisso Publishing House and the Ilisso Space in Nuoro.
The program will focus, as usual, on topics closely related to Sardinia and, in particular, on the themes of art and emigration.
Particular attention will be dedicated to the figure of the artist Costantino Nivola (1911-1988) who, on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of his birth, will be remembered by the video “Costantino Nivola” dedicated to the great Sardinian artist (duration 11 minutes), conceived for the Nivola Museum within AIMS, a technology transfer project of the University of Sassari which involved several scholars (Antonella Camarda, Lucia Cardone, Franco Lai, Baingio Pinna) and fellows (Luisa Cutzu, Micaela Deiana, Davide Mariani , Alessandro Pisano, Serena Sias).
It will be exciting to see the video commented by the voice of Costantino Nivola in
which the artist recounts, in summary, the salient facts of his life.
The tribute to Nivola will be completed by the video “Costantino Nivola – The Sandman”, edited by Enrico Pinna and Andrea Mura, produced by the Ilisso Publishing House in Nuoro. A short but high-impact video, lasting 10 minutes, which focuses on the works created by Costantino United States and was created by Nivola to complete the room dedicated to the Artist in the Museum of Twentieth Century Sculpture set up in the Ilisso Space of Nuoro.
To remain in the artistic field, the review also includes the screening of two short shorts, “Il Pasquino” and “Storia di Edina Altara” (subject and artistic direction: Mira Videoart – Alessandra Atzori and Milena Tipaldo) lasting 6 minutes. The two short films were produced by the Sardegna Film Commission Foundation as part of the NAS project, in collaboration with the Man of Nuoro on the occasion of the exhibition “Secret Kingdom, Sardinia and Piedmont a postcolonial vision”.
Il Pasquino presents a kaleidoscope of animated images taken by the homonymous satirical weekly which, in its 100 years of life (1856-1956) hosted numerous Sardinian illustrators (Sini, Manca, Gianeri, etc.). The second short is inspired by the images and figure of the multifaceted Sassari artist Edina Altara (1898-1983) who, among other things, had a long artistic partnership with Giò Ponti.
The series of short films dedicated to the artists will be concluded by the docu-film “Marianne Sin-Pfältzer. Paesaggi Umani ”(edited by Enrico Pinna and Andrea Mura) which lasts 29 minutes and, also in this case, was produced by the Ilisso Publishing House.
The film tells the story of Marianne Sin-Pfältzer, a German photographer born in Hanau from a cosmopolitan and anti-Nazi family, who arrived in Sardinia in the early 1950s and was fascinated by a land that is still intact and mysterious. A feminine gaze, a 6 × 6 gaze that tells of an island in the depths.
The video, of great suggestion, also offers a specialized reading of the work of the German photographer summarized by Uliano Lucas.
At 7.00 pm the review continues with the screening of the film “L’Agnello” (duration 97 minutes) directed by Mario Piredda. The film, produced by Artcolture, MAT Rai Cinema, has already met with good success in cinemas and was awarded in 2020 as best film at the Annecy Cinéma Italien festival, the most important international event entirely dedicated to Italian cinema.
The film’s plot, which ranges from military servitude to family drama, tells an intimate and painful story; a story that intertwines the vicissitudes of a family with the collective ones that concern the territory and the whole of Sardinia. Piredda manages to deal with heavy themes in a discreet way; he manages to convey the pain and disorientation of the characters without ever delaying, but seeking lightness and hope.
Last appointment at 9.00 pm for the documentary film “Transhumances” (duration 52 minutes), directed by Andrea Mura.
It is a choral story about the great migration of Sardinian shepherds in Tuscany starting from the 1960s. A story of work, social conflicts, emancipation in the transition from sharecropping to industrialization.
At the center of the documentary is the life of six families from six small Sardinian villages, Austis, Busachi, Galtellì, Illorai, Orune and Paulilatino. A historical story that spans three generations.
It recalls the conditions of the shepherds in Sardinia before departure, the arrival in Tuscany, the period of kidnappings and the difficult coexistence between Sardinians and Tuscans, the development of dairies and cooperatives.
The presence of directors Enrico Pinna, Mario Piredda and Andrea Mura is expected in the room, as well as the presence of Vanna Fois from the Ilisso Publishing House in Nuoro.