EFP Cannes
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On the Volcano

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On the Volcano (Sul Vulcano)

On the Volcano (Sul Vulcano)

original title:

SUL VULCANO

directed by:

cast:

Yole Loquercio, Matteo Fraterno, Maria Perfetto, Raffaella Pernice, Maria Del Porto, Salvatore Di Gennaro, Carmine Montella, Antonio Perna, Salvatore Perfetto, Pasquale Persico, Giovanni Ricciardi, Roberto De Francesco, Andrea Renzi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Iaia Forte, Aniello Arena, Toni Servillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Leo Gullotta, Renato Carpentieri, Enzo Moscato, Guenda Goria, Ciro Carlo Fico

cinematography:

editing:

production:

Blue Film, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, Soul Movie, in collaboration with SUDLAB, Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio, Film Commission Regione Campania

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

80'

format:

HD - colour

aspect ratio:

1:1.85

release date:

13/11/2014

festival & awards:

Maria, Matteo, Yole: three lives on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, in an absolutely unique environment with a wealth of mythological, historical and literary associations. Maria lives and works on a flower farm and tree nursery below one of the Vesuvian villas, and is a discreet guardian of the volcano. Matteo, a painter, uses lava to make his works, bearing witness to a profound connection with the earth. Yole, a singer of “neo-melodic” music, manages to reconcile the free life of a young woman with a genuine devotion to the Madonna. What if the proverbial fatalism of people from Naples were derived precisely from the presence of the volcano, which for two thousand years has given to and taken away from those who live under it?