Salento Film Festival Internazionale Cortometraggio - Finibus Terrae
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Opening with the short film by Edoardo Ponti with Nastassja Kinski, Enrico Lo Verso and Erri De Luca

Human Rights and animated shorts in the middle of the competitive section of international short films. Opening of the exhibition with the short film by Edoardo Ponti starring Nastassja Kinski, Enrico Lo Verso and Erri De Luca

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Fourth day of screenings, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23, the eleventh edition of Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival, directed by Romeo Conte, which is held in the Upper Salento until July 28 - free admission to availability. At 20:45 the projections of international short films wil start at the Arena Don Tonino Bello Villa Europa in San Vito dei Normanni and to follow the human rights section presents a selection of works from all over the world, with the common denominator of Protection of fundamental human rights. The competitive review opens with Il Turno di notte lo fanno le stelle,  by Sophia Loren’s son, Edoardo Ponti, award-winning short film in the world and starring Nastassja Kinski, Julian Sands, Enrico Lo Verso and the writer Erri De Luca; it tells the story of a lonely man and a married woman, both recently operated to the heart, who together take up the climbing wall in the Dolomites. Afterwards, Volti, by the Italian director Antonio De Palo, which tells of a child with Down syndrome and a great passion for the theater .. But the Spanish Ngutu, by Felipe de Holmium and Daniel Valledor, the story of a peddler of newspapers and the short Poveri Diavoli, set in Apulia by the director Ahmed Hafiene, which tells the story of immigrants who work on fishing vessels and rebellion of the latter against their employer.

The nighttime screenings continue at 23.45 at Ex-Fadda l?officina del sapere, with animated shorts, including the Italian Stop Cambiamo il Futuro by  Luigi Berio, a small symphony dedicated to the beauty of nature, made from drawings of 825 children. But also  Amori Sfigati-Bricolage,  by Chiara Rapaccini, a brief history of love in the era of do-it-yourselfers. A mad chase between police and criminals is at the center of entertaining short by the French Philippe Gamer, The chase, while in Spanish Bitseller, Juanma Sánchez Cervantes tells of what can happen when a writer has to deal with the change of his typewriter with a modern computer ... After that, the Night Human Rights continues with two short films in competition, Margerita, by Alessandro Grande , the story of the first theft in an apartment of a young gipsy and how this experience will change his life;   Dreaming Apecar, by  Dario Samuele Leone, with Lorenza Indovina, who plays a woman without a job who agrees to work as a caregiver, just work.

Salento Finibus Terrae occurs within the festival circuit Stefano Ricci exhibition dedicated to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the third part of a collection that is inspired by the art world. After paying homage to the surrealism of René Magritte and the homage to  the contemporary Scottish painter Jack Vettriano hosted at Borgo Egnatia during the last edition of the Festival, Filippo Ricci, creative director of the company, has chosen the unique heritage of the most important Italian museums  selecting seventeen self-portraits that are a further proof of the immeasurable wealth of the Florentine museum and heritage that will be exhibited at Borgo Egnatia, during the final stage of Salento Finibus Terrae.
The Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival is sponsored by: Town of Fasano - Department of Culture, the Mayor Lello Di Bari and the councillor Laura De Mola. Town  of San Vito dei Normanni - Department of Culture, the Mayor Alberto Magli and the Councillor for Culture Giuseppe Di Viesto. The festival is patronised by UNICEF  and UNESCO. Main sponsors: Baume & Mercier, Stefano Ricci, TWWW.IT. Sponsors: Euphidra, Adelina Scalzotto - Handmade jewelry, BancApulia. Partners: Tenute Rubino, Borgo Egnatia, Masseria Relais del Cardinale, Sierra Silvana, Ex-Fadda l’Officina del Sapere, Laguna Blu, Consorzio Valle d’Itria. Media Partners: Iris Mediaset, Empire Italia - TWWW.IT,, Italia della Cultura.

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