Tiberina island the last appointment with Basilicata Cinema Land: tomorrow 30 August Michele Russo presents the documentary film the famous family Coppola, The Family Whistle!
The last appointment of Basilicata Cinema Earth is devoted to international films that with Basilicata has a solid link: the Groupama Arena will host tomorrow, 30 August to 21.30, the documentary film The Family Whistle - The family whistle directed by Michele Russo, who for years has documented the Coppola family. Presented in the Cannes Classics section during the 60th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the work won the Best Cinematography Award Indies Spec for Best Cinematography at the Boston International Film Festival and was filmed in Italy (in Basilicata, in particular in the area of Bernalda, the place of origin of the Coppola family) and the United States telling through interviews, testimonies and historical reconstructions the origins of the Coppola family: four generations of talent they belong to Francis Ford, Sofia, Roman, Nicholas Cage and many other filmmakers and musicians, as the father of the director of Apocalypse Now, Carmine.
Michael Russo, also relative of Coppola, has managed to re-establish after more than a century the contacts with his cousins and to reconstruct the family tree of the family of Bernalda. In 65 minute takes the viewer on a journey that covers the roots of this dynasty of filmmakers with the intention of revealing the secrets that still continue to fuel their artistic talent. The historical reconstruction and anthropological, conducted through the municipal archives, ecclesiastical and folk tales, also made use of inserts taken from old documentaries and reports on Basilicata drawn from Lucania Film Library of Oppido Lucano and songs drawn from the foundation collection Alan Lomax, an anthropologist of popular music after the war picked up by peasants in Lucan lands songs and ballads of old tradition.
After this Roman event, It will restart Director for the United States where there will be waiting for Francis Ford Coppola and where The Family Whistle - The family whistle co-produced by Zoetrope is a candidate for the Colorado International Film Festival in the Documentary Film.
"The experience of Basilicata Cinema land in the capital of Italian cinema – says Director of the Lucania Film Commission, Paris Leporace -, it is a commitment that continues over time and that certifies the good policies on the side of the seventh art, able to face the challenges of modernity without forgetting the memory. Cinetourism, promotion of young talents and great international cinema were the ingredients for an event that in light form has entertained, informed, amused and thought-provoking ".