Thursday, November 22 starts with the feature film competition at 4.20 pm with Scarlett’s debut feature by Luigi Boccia (Italy, 2018) based on his novel The Passenger . Giulia is a successful writer who decides to leave her job and leave to solve a personal matter that is very close to her heart. During the long journey in the car a singular fact happens. Has the car really taken control of Giulia’s actions, or is the young woman a victim of her own madness?
At 4.30pm, the short films one after another: Chicomadre by Lavi Vanounou (Israel, 2018), Eternal Recurrence of a Deep Sleep by Mohammad Moravej (Iran, 2018), Fauve by Jeremy Comte (Canada, 2018) and Portrait of Eve of Klim Tukaev (Russian Federation, 2018).
At 18.00 space at the last Masterclass of the Roman kermesse: Visual Effects: From the “Inevitable Evil” to the Creation of Images , or the VFX analyzed together with the expert Bruno Albi Marini .
At 18.00 in the presence of the director in the room continues the cinema of the real in competition with La bataille d’Alger a film dans l’histoire by Malek Bensmail (Algeria / France / Switzerland). In 1965, three years after the independence of Algeria, Gillo Pontecorvo began shooting a film that reconstructed the events of the Battle of Algiers (1957). The black and white film realized in a film-style style won the golden lion in 1966 at the Venice Film Festival. It was banned in French cinemas until 1971. As Algiers is the main refuge of all anti-colonial fighters, young Algerians identify with the legendary hero of the film, Ali la Pointe. In the 1970s, for viewers around the world, the film became the mirror of an epic.
At 20.10 Decembers will be screened by Enrique Castro Rios (Panama / Colombia, 2018) revolving around the American invasion of Panama in 1989 and reconciliation between the survivors a decade later, anticipated by the short Free Fall by Santiago Henao Velez (Colombia, 2018 ).
A similar match starting at 10.10 pm, with the directors present in the hall: Arada by Mu Tunc (Turkey, 2018). During the troubles of the 1990s in Turkey, a young punk rocker from Istanbul finds a ticket to a ship bound for California on the night of his birthday. A film based on the personal story of the director, born in a family of musicians, anticipated by the Italian short Anna by Federica D’Ignoti (2018).
Attendance at 20.20 the Country Focus Albania in the presence of Agron Domi , director and founder of the Tirana International Film Festival also sworn of this edition, and of Joni Shanaj , director of the film Pharmakon (Albania, 2013). For the occasion, Pharmacon will be screened and followed at 23.00 Atila by Benart Laze (Albania, 2018), and the short Heaven Has Been Fooled by Odeta Cunaj (Albania, 2017).