La Lucina

Closing Night - Out of competition

April 7, 2019 @ACUDkino 21h


Away in the woods a man lives in complete solitude, but a mystery disturbs his loneliness: each night the darkness surrounding the mountain in front his house is suddenly broken by a tiny light. What could it be? A search begins that will lead the old man to meet a child. Who is really this child? Which relationship ties them and what keeps them suspended between life and death?

La Lucina is a radical and intimate film, it is like a mass. I never thought of interpreting this film. I don’t know if only I could play the protagonist. On one thing, however, I have to agree with the directors: perhaps a professional actor would not have worked so well, opposite to a naked person, someone disarmed, without a mask or armature, someone who was not secured by a profession.”

Antonio Moresco.

About the Directors

Fabio Badolato is a filmmaker and photographer. Jonny Costantino is a filmmaker and writer. For the sake of their projects they usually both engage in the role of producers. In 2012 the had a first cinematographic encounter with Antonio Moresco for the realization of the short movie Il firmamento adapted from the homonymous theatrical piece written by Moresco. By the time the idea of making La lucina was mature they could not resist to persuade Moresco to be their actor.

About this event

Hanna Schygulla (Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress for The Marriage of Maria Braun by R. W. Fassbinder, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for the Marco Ferreri film The Story of Piera) will introduce the film. After the screening, the Berlin-based Sicilian singer and composer Etta Scollo will sing a song live, dedicated to this film. The special event is followed by the Q&A with the directors Fabio Badolato and Jonny Costantino and Antonio Moresco. Moresco is recognized as one of the founding fathers of a new line of Italian literature that moves beyond post-modernity, and likened to Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon, he has been described by Roberto Saviano as “a literary patrimony”.

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