Baaria – La porta del vento – dir. Giuseppe Tornatore, 2009

date: 06/08/2011, time: 21:00, place: GOK, Janowiec, film program: I love cinema, artistic program: films

IT, FR | 2009 | colour | 150 min
reż|dir Giuseppe Tornatore pro|pro Tarak Ben Ammar Medusa Film sce|sc Giuseppe Tornatore zdj|ph Enrico Lucidi muz|mus Ennio Morricone mon|ed Massimo Quaglia ob|cast Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Raoul Bova, Giorgio Faletti dys|dis Monolith Films

Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Giuseppe Tornatore was born, the director of “Cinema Paradiso” and “Malène”. Baaria is an autobiographic epic saga of three generations in the Sicilian village. The plot begins in the 1920s, and ends in the 1980s, focusing on two lovers: Peppino (Francesco Scianna) and Mannina (Margareth Madè). The film pictures scenes from private lives of these characters and their families, their loves, dreams and disappointments, set against background of historical events of the twentieth century. Baarìa  was the opening film of the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009.

2009 Venice FF – Pasinetti Award

DIRECTOR | Giuseppe Tornatore (1956)
Italian film director and screenwriter. Initially worked as a photographer. His debut “Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia” was a documentary which won a Salerno Festival prize. His first full-length film, “Il Camorrista” evoked a positive response from audience and critics. Tornatore was awarded the Silver Ribbon for best new director. Tornatore’s best known screen work was released in 1988: “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.