Films 2013

All films will be shown at Sala Frau - Vicolo San Filippo, 16 Spoleto - Telephone: +39 0743 499 22

FRIDAY 5 - sala Frau
The Queen of Versaillesh 16:00The Queen of Versailles

USA, 2012, 100’
A billionair’s family lives a grotesquely ostentatious life style but is forced to scale down. The story provides an intimate look at the value of “money” in America.
PLURAL + SELECTION 2012h 16:00Plural + Selection 2012
12’ 59”
Plural + engages youth through video projects from around the world addressing issues such as migra- tion, identity and human rights. This year’s selection features works from Italy, Australia, Belgium.
Open the Doorh 18:00Open the Door

2013, Italia, Iran, 2013, 15’
The iranian artist Shahram Karimi has created this video during a 2 weeks workshop with 15 prisoners of the Maiano jail in Spoleto.
Il Riscattoh 18:00Il Riscatto

Italia, 2013, 24’ 50” con Sasa’ Striano
A story of redemption from the city of Naples to San Miniato. How Homer, Dante, Shakespeare can be a turning page in a lost soul’s life.
Searching for Sugar Manh 19:00Searching for Sugar Man

UK/Sweden, 2012, 86’
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their mysterious musical hero. They find far more in their quest than they ever hoped – a story of dignity and inspiration. Best documentary Oscar 2013 winner.
MARCO LODDO, double bass
La Battaglia Di Algerih 16:00La Battaglia Di Algeri

Italia/Algeria, 1966, 121’
The film is recreating a period of the Algerian revolution between 1954-1957. It shows the French as well as independence seeking Algerians point of view; torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian’s throwing bombs into cafes. The depiction of gorilla warfare is legendary and in 2003 the film had a much publicized screening in the Pentagon.
Five Broken Camerash 18:00Five Broken Cameras

Israel/Palestine, 2011, 94’
In the village of Bil’in in the West Bank a separation barrier has been built and the villagers start to resist this decision. Emad films the struggle of daily arrests, shootings and night raids tyrannizing his family and village.
The Gatekeepersh 20:00The Gatekeepers

Israel, 2012, 101’
Surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security agency, are giving testimony of their career on camera. The interviews include closely held state secrets, and offer a fascinating perspective on the history of the area from the Six Day War until today. (Nominated for 2013 Oscar as best documentary feature).


Iran: Unveiled and Veiled Againh 16:00Iran: Unveiled and Veiled Again

Italy/Iran, 13’
A short documentary, using archival footage of Cinecittà as well as family albums of the director, to tell the story of Iranian women.
The Patience Stoneh 16:00The Patience Stone

Afghanistan, 2012, 109’
A young woman in Afghanistan watches over her older husband who is reduced to a vegetative state because of a bullet in his neck. One day the woman decides to tell him the truth about her feelings and their relationship. (Afghanistan’s entry for Oscar ‘s best foreign language film.)
Kumah 18:30Kuma

Austria/Turkey, 2012, 93’.
Kuma means second wife in Turkish. This is a suspenseful and surprising story of a Turkish mother of six children who lives in Austria. When she gets ill she wants her family to be taken care of, which prompts her to think of a plan.
Loreh 20:00Lore

Australia/Germany, 2012, 109’.
This is an intense drama involving the immediate post-WWII German society from the viewpoint of German children. Lore leads her siblings through the occupied zones of the allies on a journey across Germany. This becomes a painful excursion of facing the truth about their parents, their country and its values.