Special event dedicated to Gianfranco Pannone’s docufilm.
MYArt Film Festival will dedicate a special event to the new documentary by Gianfranco Pannone, produced by Istituto Luce. It is a century-long journey through popular religious devotion in Italy, in which the director puts together “ancient Saints and recent ones, white and black Virgins, devotional processions…, expressions of a sacred need, apparently very far from us, actually not so far”.
Still today, especially in the South of Italy, and in some northern “islands” too, popular faith is something real, which finds its highest expression in singing and music. And the sounds proposed by Ambrogio Sparagna in this film are a clear proof of this. The precious repertoire of the Archivio Luce, composed of vintage documentaries and newsreels, supports this journey through popular religion, which Gianfranco Pannone, with its laical look, remixes in an emotional itinerary between past and present. Today’s religious images actually have a relevant place: most people seem not to long for the sacred anymore, but they still deeply need it, in Veneto and Sicilia, in Lazio and in Puglia. The voices of some intellectuals are there to remind us: from Silone to Pasolini, from Rocco Scotellaro to Mario Soldati and Gramsci.
In occasion of its eleventh edition preview, Gianfranco Pannone will be awarded with Mario Gallo 2017 Prize, the acknowledgement that the Cineteca della Calabria – supported by MIBACT – gives leading figures of both Italian and international cinema every year.
28 aprile / 21:00 / Cinema San Nicola / Free entry