Sunday 17th of November at the RIFF – Rome Independent Film Festival at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila directed by Fabrizio Ferrari is the day of “37 Seconds” by the Japanese director Hikari. Winner of the Panorama section at the Berlinale 2019, the film deals with the issue of disability of a young manga character who lives in a wheelchair.
For the Italian documentaries comes the epic story told in “Moby Dick o il Teatro dei Venti” by Raffaele Manco. In 2015 the Teatro dei Venti in Modena decided to stage Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The result will be an eight-ton theatrical machine that moves into a square with a hundred people including actors and figures.
During international feature films we will present “Lapu” by Colombian directors César Alejandro Jaimes and Juan Pablo Polanco presented at the Sundance Film Festival. Film deals with the theme of death, memory and dreams in an unprecedented way, investigating ancient Colombian traditions.
Do not miss the Masterclass by Stefano Ratchev, juror of the Festival, who will address the work of musical composition.
In international short films competition, sreeinings from France in Sala Magnani starting at 16:20 Caesar (César) by Mohamed Megdoul, “Des cordes dans la gorge” by Pierre Fourchard,” Sororelle” by Frédéric Even & Louise Mercadier, “The Dinner” by Matthieu Fouquet, “The Fear of Drawing” by Hugo Morel, “The Lost One” by Mathilde Hirsch and from Belgium “Far Tides” by Setareh Samavi.
In the Italian shorts with directors in the hall and interpreters, from 20:20 : “Soffio” by Nicola Ragone, in addition to the director, there will be the interpreter Lucrezia Guidone, distributors of Zen Movie, awaited by the director of photography Daniele Ciprì and the producer Rocco Pascale; “Sansone” by Chiara Centioni with Giorgia Wurth, “Rules of accounts” by Stefano Viali that returns to RIFF, “Luce & me” by Isabella Salvetti with Andrea Sartoretti, “The wait” by Angela Bevilacqua with Luciana De Falco present at the screening, and from 22:00 assisted by directors” Gloria Day” by Federico Mottica, “Grabadora Sound” by Cristiano Neila and “Via delle dolci acque” by Samuele Bergamini.
In Sala Fabrizi from 16:30 the International Courts continue with # 21 XOXO by Sine Özbilge (Belgium), Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva (Czech Republic), Modern Babel by Zhao Lin (China), Chintis Lundgren’s Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves ( Estonia / Croatia / France).