The evenings of the 14 th and 15 th September 2018 will be dedicated to documentaries and fiction about this year’s guest Country and our territory’s exploration.
The topics of discussion will start from the concept of games and will move on to talk about traditions, places and people.
Friday 14 th Settembre
INSIDE THE CIRCLE
A brief documentary on Pétanque and on the Emile Furlan Pétanque tournament by Aaron Robbins ● USA/FRANCE● 2017 ● 11 min ● in French with English subtitles
_ The Emile Furlan Pétanque tournament is held each year at Knights Landing, California. Pétanque players from around the world come down to the Furlan Ranch and to the ancient orchard to play this game born in France at the beginning of the century.
LA GUERRA DEI BOTTONI (La Guerre des boutons – lit. “The War of Buttons”)
by Yves Robert ● FRANCE●1962●b/w●90 min● in French with Italian subtitles
The battle, set in the French countryside, is between the kids from Longeverne and the ones from Velrans, who every year challenge each other divided in rival bands. The war trophies are the buttons and suspenders of the captured prisoners who, once back home, have to face the unavoidable paternal punishments. In this film, from Louis Pergaud’s novel with the same title, children are the main characters of a story that speaks to everyone, or perhaps especially to adults.
Saturday 15 th September
ADIGE, VIA D’ACQUA (lit. “ADIGE, WATER COURSE”) with the
by Alessandro Scillitani ● ITALY ● 2018 ● documentary ● in colour ● in Italian ● 42 minutes
Documentary film that starts from the dream of re-opening an ancient water course that’s been active since the Early Middle Ages until the First World War. The river, once important for merchandise transport, is relived as a cultural and spiritual experience by those who still face ancient paths today.