First film as director for Moni Ovadia, shot in Catanzaro


By John

Moni Ovadia, at 77 years old, makes his directorial debut with «La terra senza», filmed in Catanzaro. The film by the writer and actor of Bulgarian origin will be presented as a national preview on March 27th in the municipal cinema-theater of the Calabrian capital. The film is based on the play of the same name written by Anna Vinci and was produced by Rean Mazzone's «Illa Palma», in collaboration with Rai Cinema. The original music is by Mario Incudine. After Catanzaro, the film will be presented on April 8th in Milan, at the Mexico cinema, and on April 12th in Rome at the “Quattro Fontane”.

«We have the pleasure of baptizing and accompanying – states the mayor of Catanzaro, Nicola Fiorita – the release at the cinema of a film that is not only set in our city, but makes it a central element in the story, with its places and views evocative and full of charm. I hope that this production, on the basis of the other recent film titles shot in Catanzaro and well supported by the old and new administrations of the city, can contribute to making our territory known and promoted to the public and in the large audiovisual circuit. Operations of this kind represent precious opportunities for work and related activities and offer positive stimuli for a more authentic narrative of Catanzaro.”