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"An ancient fairy tale against the evils of the South" - LA STAMPA
PLOT: In 1951 in Africo, a small village in the southern valley of Aspromonte, a woman dies in childbirth because a doctor fails to arrive on time. No road connects Africo with other villages. In the wake of this tragedy, all of the inhabitants put aside their work and unite to build their own road.
Giulia, the new school teacher, arrives from the North with a mission: to teach standard Italian to help integrate the local children with the rest of Italy. But she will have to contend with local mafia leader, Don Totó, who is determined to ensure that the town remains cut off and under his control.
CAST: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marcello Fonte, Francesco Colella, Marco Leonardi, Sergio Rubini, Fabrizio Gifuni, Elisabetta Gregoraci
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 87 min.
GENRE: Drama
AWARDS: • Ribbon of Legality (Mimmo Calopresti): Nastro d'argento; Best Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi): Golden Globes, Italy
• Nominated Best Original Score, Best Cinematography:: Golden Globes, Italy
RATING: USA: no rating; Australia: M; Italia: +13

TIMES: Madison: April 5, 8:30 p.m.
  Detroit: April 12, 7:00 p.m. Special Guest: Director Mimmo Calopresti
  Pittsburgh: April 13, 7:00 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 14, 7:30 p.m. Special Guest: Director Mimmo Calopresti
  Portland: April 22, 9:00 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 23, 3:00 p.m.
  Indianapolis: April 28, 6:00 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 30,, 7:00 p.m.
  Chicago: August 23, 7:00 p.m.

  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.


Domenico ‘Mimmo’ Calopresti was born in Polìstena, Calabria. He made his directorial debut in 1995 at the Cannes Film Festival with La seconda volta, starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.  He won a Nastro d’argento Best Original Story award for La parola amore esiste.

Regarding his film Aspromonte Land of the Forgotten, Calopresti stated "The South has always been a geographic location and a location of the soul, hell and paradise, fact and fiction. So is this film.”

DISTRIBUTOR: Minerva Pictures Group,, Via del Circo Massimo 9 , Rome