Director: Leonardo Araneo Distributed in USA by Inception Media and in UK by Metrodome Language: English Budget: € 890.000
Six ex-classmates decide to spend some holidays together. To enjoy a short rest period and some amusement, they rent a manor house in the countryside, upon where to forget the raving madness of the city life. After they get to know the priest living in the adjoining church, the group moves into the house. Very soon, the convivial mood progressively deteriorates, while in the house strange phenomena start to happen, apparently paranormal. The journey turns into a nightmare when Giorgio, one of the mates, starts to have aberrant behaviors, until he shows evident signs of what properly seems a diabolic possession. While Alessandro, his best friend, tries to find a scientific and rational explanation to the happenings, the other friends trust in Father Elia, the priest. He feels Giorgio is surely possessed by the devil, and tries to exorcise him. But in the end, all the people will figure out that what is happening goes over their ability to understand, and moreover, their possibility to control.
Director: Leonardo Araneo Language: English - Italian Budget: € 145.000
It’s 1923. Pescara, the city we know today, doesn’t exist. There are only two small villages, not so far from the sea and set right on the mouth of the Pescara river, named Castellamare Adriatico and Pescara. They’re villages with a few thousands of inhabitants, and most of them are fishermen or peasants, still attached to rhythms and life styles typical of the ‘800, and it’s just a few years that we can see the first signs of innovation. And it’s right here, in a sunny summer day, where 30 cars arrived to compete for a reliability trial, during the Abruzzese Week, a propagandist regional event. For the first time, thousands of Pescaresi, saw the parade of the best products of the automotive technology of the time, the first Alfa Romeo P1, Fiat 805, Benz, and for the first time they heard the roar of the engines running, finding themselves thrown in the XXth century. It was a huge success, far beyond the expectations of the organizer of the event, Giacomo Acerbo, who, in those years was already bonding his name to the fascist regime. So, on the advice of Conte De Sterlich Aliprandi, dynamic philanthropist, intellectual and innovator, Professor Acerbo decided to turn that first event into an yearly recurrence. A speed race on a 25 km circuit, that took place between the two cities and it was dedicated to his brother, who fell heroically during the First World War: Tito Acerbo. And so was born “La Coppa Acerbo”, and by looking at its first winner, a young Enzo Ferrari on an Alfa Romeo RL SS, they understand that a myth was just born. 1957 was probably the most significant year for the Pescarese competition, that Became for the first and only one time the venue of the Formula One World valid race. It was an extraordinary competition, epic, who Richard Williams, former chief sports editor of the Guardian has written a book: “The last road race”. The longest track on ever held in formula one race: 25.5 kilometers of twists, turns, climbs, descents and crazy long straights where another legendary driver raced and won, Stirling Moss on Vanwall.
Director: Leonardo Araneo Production: The talking tree Language: Italian Budget: € 66 mila International sales agent: Carlos Alperin, Galloping films, www.gallopingfilms.com
This documentary goes through the life of Corradino d’Ascanio, from him
childhood in the small village of Popoli, Abruzzo, till his last years spent in
Pontedera. Through the statement of researchers, historians, engineers,
friends and relatives it gives a complete and professional story of the great
character who gave us three inventions that changed human history forever
since: the helicopter, the variable pitch propeller and the most famous scouter
in the world: The Vespa.
“The man who invented the Vespa” is a document taken from a lot of repertory
materials as well as from exclusive and unreleases depositions gave
from people who studied or have know him. This is the most accurate portrait
that has never been realized on this word famous engineer.