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by Francesca Olivieri


The film is based on the character of Aida, a woman born in the South of Italy, in a village inhabited by an ethnic minority, the Arbëreshë. Her rejection of traditions and the choice of living a different life from the one wanted by her father has taken her far from her village. Aida has never closed the open wound with her origins until she receives a call from her brother asking her to come back due to their father who is about to die.

original title: Arberia
country: Italy
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Francesca Olivieri
film run: 80'
release date: IT 26/03/2019
screenplay: Francesca Olivieri
cast: Caterina Misasi, Brixhilda Shqalsi, Carmelo Giordano, Anna Stratigò, Denise Sapia, Mario Scerbo, Fabio Pappacena, Antonio Andrisani
cinematography by: Mario Parruccini
film editing: Fabio Nunziata
art director: Federica Bologna
costumes designer: Giuseppe Ricciardi
music: Luigi Porto
production: Open Fields Productions
backing: SIAE (IT), BCC Mediocrati (IT), Echoes (IT), Lucana Film Commission (IT), Fondazione Calabria Film Commission (IT)
distributor: Lago Film
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