Cine Pallium Festival

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Cine Pallium Festival

The Cine Pallium Festival was held at Palo Del Colle, Bari, Italy from November 14 to 18, 2017. The festival’s theme was intersecting identities.

The festival, in its first year under artistic director Gemma Lanzo, presented an ambitious program consisting of 12 different sections and more than one hundred films, including shorts, features, documentaries, experimental and kids’ films.

The sections include: Competition, Filmmakers in Puglia (short films), and tributes to Renato Berta (a Swiss cinematographer) and Zelimir Zilnik (one of the six filmmakers who launched the Yugoslavian new wave in the Sixties). Other sections are Critics’ Film, the Cinepallium Special Screening for Kids, Sneak Preview and Not in Competition.

The festival opened with Amir Naderi’s Monte (Mountain). The film’s leading actor, Andrea Sartoretti, participated in Q/A after the screening.

The festival featured five different juries in five sections, each consisting of three persons. The feature films jury was made up by Jonathan Rosenbaum (president), Michael Pattison and Cecilia Ermini. I was honored to lead the jury for the short films, along with Alejandro De Los Santos and Mariangela Sansone.

On the eve of last day of the festival, we presented the award for Best Short Film to Lorenzo Sepalone’s Yesterday and Today. Below is my short description of the film and why I felt that this film deserved the prize.

“Through concise storytelling and minimal dialogue, the film Yesterday and Today by Lorenzo Sepalone portrays a cinematic vision of the alienation and loneliness that stems from an abusive relationship, as well as the resulting hunger for revenge and the lack of compassion that can occur just when a human being needs it the most.”



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