Program Section: Tribute; | Feature Film |Language: Italian, with English subtitles
This year’s TRIBUTE section is devoted to the Italian director Edoardo Winspeare, an auteur filmmaker par excellence. Through decades of intense engagement with his home region, the social, political and economic changes and the cultural shifts in Apulia, he is considered an important representative of Italian “neo neo-realism”. (Detailed information about the Tribute HERE).
In 1988 Winspeare was accepted at the University of Film and Television in Munich, which also co-produced his feature film debut PIZZICATA. This debut film is a love story between an Italo-American pilot of the US Army, who crashes in Salento in 1943, and one of the three daughters of a farmer who gives him shelter. PIZZICATA won numerous awards and was shown internationally in cinemas.
The film is presented during the festival opening on 25 April with Edoardo Winspeare present.
MASTERCLASS Edoardo Winspeare on Friday, April 27, 4 p.m., OK Deck. Admission free.
CROSSING EUROPE TRIBUTE 2018 – in cooperation with Istituto Italiano di Cultura Vienna and Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
Eröffnungsfilme / Opening Films
Italy, Germany 1996
- Edoardo Winspeare
- Paolo Carnera
- Carlotta Cristiani
- Dieter Desinger, Jérome Harlay, Giuseppe Napoli
- Aldo Nichil, Officina Zoè
- Cosimo Cinieri, Ines D’Ambrosio, Anna Dimitri, Chiara Torelli
- Dieter Horres, Edoardo Winspeare
Classic, Horres Film, Süddeutscher Rundfunk
- World Sales