Saturday, June 22, 2019
Mimmo Calopresti's 'Aspromonte - La terra degli ultimi' to Premiere at the Taormina Film Festival
The ensemble cast includes Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marcello Fonte, Francesco Colella, Marco Leonardi, Sergio Rubini and newcomer Francesco Grillo. Set in Africo, a small village perched in the Calabrian Aspromonte valley, the film is set in the late 1950s as a local woman dies during childbirth because the doctor fails to arrive on time due to the remoteness of the village. The men, exasperated by the state of abandonment, go to protest to the mayor. They get the promise of a doctor, but in the meantime, led by Peppe, they decide to unite and build a road themselves.
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