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by Simone Rapisarda Casanova


Challenging the boundaries between fiction, anthropology and reverie, The Creation of Meaning is set in the Apuan Alps in Tuscany, where German occupying forces massacred hundreds of civilians before their retreat at the end of World War II. Pacifico, a shepherd born in the wake of the war among these breathtaking landscapes, might now be forced to abandon them, as his very existence, suspended between the phantoms of a bloody past and the harbingers of an obscure future, must bow to the gestation of the new Europe to come.

international title: The Creation of Meaning
original title: La creazione di significato
country: Canada, Italy
sales agent: Pascale Ramonda Paris
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Simone Rapisarda Casanova
film run: 94'
screenplay: Simone Rapisarda Casanova
cast: Pacifico Pieruccioni, Alexander Auf der Heyde, Benjamin Auf der Heyde, Siria Battelli, Bartolomeo Puccetti
cinematography by: Simone Rapisarda Casanova
film editing: Simone Rapisarda Casanova
production: Ibidem Films (CA)

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