The Ark of Disperata

By Edoardo Winspeare

Cast: Gustavo Caputo, Antonio Carluccio, Claudio Giangreco, Celeste Casciaro, Davide Riso

English subtitle

Screenplay: Edoardo Winspeare, Alessandro Valenti
Cinematography: Giorgio Giannoccaro
Editing: Andrea Facchini
Set design: Sabrina Balestra
Costume design: Ilenia Miggiano
Music: Mirko Lodedo
Producer: Edoardo Winspeare, Gustavo Caputo, Alessandro Contessa
Production: Saietta Film, Rai Cinema
Country: Italy  Year: 2017 Film run: 110’

In Disperata, a small God forgotten village of southern Italy, Mayor Filippo Pisanelli feels terribly inadequate for his job. Only his love for poetry and his passion for the literary lessons which he teaches the to detainees, shine some light within his general depression. In prison he meets Pati, a low-caliber criminal of his own village. Pati’s and her brother Angiolino’s dream was to become bosses of Leuca, but the encounter with art changes all, and so an unusual friendship between the three will bring each one to make courageous choices...

Festival & Awards:

  • Annecy Cinema Italien 2017: Prima
  • Appointment with the Italian Cinema in Istanbul 2017
  • La Biennale di Venezia 2017: Orizzonti - FEDIC Award
  • Madrid Italian Film Festival 2017: Largometrajes
  • Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival 2017: Foco Itália
  • Villerupt Italian Film Festival 2017: Compétition