Italian Films Premiere At Sundance 2011
"Lost Kisses" Has North American Premiere At Sundance In World Cinema Dramatic CompetitionNew York, NY- Cinecittą Luce is proud to announce the North American premiere of "Lost Kisses"(I baci mai dati), Roberta Torre's color soaked dreamscape of life and miracles in a small Sicilian town, at Sundance 2011 where it will play in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
In this emotionally astute and decadently photographed feature, Torre (Tano da morire) expresses her singular vision through a vibrantly stylized, mystical exploration of the heart and mind of a 13-year-old girl, Manuela, while rooting her story in the earthy, expansive and sundrenched suburban landscape of southern Italy. Larger than life characters inhabit Manuela's young world like fickle gods, but it is this unassuming girl who brings a touch of the divine into their lives. A kaleidoscopic fable about the love between mother and daughter, Roberta Torre's LOST KISSES is an ode to the eternal teenage discovery of family and self.
"Lost Kisses" had its world premiere at the 67th Venice Film Festival where it opened the Controcampo Italiano section, dedicated to new trends in local cinema.
Director Roberta Torre and Producer Amedeo Bacigalupo (Nuvolafilm) will be at the festival and available for interviews from January 22-26.
Also premiering at the Sundance Film Festival is "Diarchy," by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Assistant Director, I Am Love), which will enjoy its North American Premiere in the International Narrative Shorts section of the Short Film Program. "Diarchy" is the story of two new friends, Giano and Luc, who take shelter from a breaking storm in Luc's immense villa and engage in a playful competition that leads to terrible consequences.
Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino will be at the festival and available for interviews from January 21-26.
6:00 pm Friday, January 21, Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, Salt Lake City 6:00 pm Sunday, January 23, Egyptian Theatre, Park City 12:00 pm Monday, January 24, Screening Room, Sundance Resort, Sundance 8:30 am Wednesday, January 26, Egyptian Theatre, Park Cit 5:30 pm Wednesday, January 26, **Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City: P & I 6:30 pm Thursday, January 27, Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City 1:00 pm Saturday, January 29, Redstone Cinemas 7, Park City
DIARCHY Screens with Shorts Program V
11:30 pm Friday, January 21, Prospector Square Theater, Park City 3:45 pm Saturday, January 22, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, Salt Lake City 6:30 pm Sunday, January 23, Redstone Cinemas 3, Park City 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 26, Library Center Theater, Park City 6:45 pm Saturday, January 29, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, Salt Lake City
About LOST KISSES
Manuela is a 13-year-old girl from the sprawling, dilapidated suburb of Librino in southern Sicily. She lives with her dysfunctional family and works sweeping floors in a hair salon. After the head of a Virgin Mary statue disappears, Manuela announces one morning that the Madonna appeared to her in a dream - and told her the whereabouts of the statue's head! As news of the vision spreads, Manuela's quixotic mother realizes there's good money in miracles. But was it a miracle, or was Manuela just bored?
A playful satire, LOST KISSES feels like the collision of a moral tale and a fairy tale. Director Roberta Torre, whose prior work includes a musical about the Mafia, strikes a clever tone, mixing drab realism with sardonic humor, splashes of vibrant color, and fabulist flourishes (it's an exceedingly bizarre hair salon). While the film plays with the idea of miracles in our image-obsessed material world, it is grounded emotionally in the relationship between mother and daughter. - Sundance Film Festival
LOST KISSES Italy, 2010, 80 minutes. Directed by Roberta Torre. Starring Donatella Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Fiorello and Piera Degli Esposti. Story by Roberta Torre. Screenplay by Roberta Torre and Laura Nuccilli. Director of Photography: Fabio Zamarion. Produced by Rosettafilm and Nuvola Film in collaboration with Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, the Region of Sicily, Assessorato Beni Culturali, Ambientali e Pubblica Istruzione, the Sicilian Film Commission and Cinesicilia. Presented at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 with the support of Cinecittą Luce.
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