Male choir and female director. A family and a small community need bindings, in order to face the challenges of future.
Young cellist Maria is disappointed by ruthless music industry. She gets back to the village in the Alps where she was born, a small and isolated community where an ancient language is still spoken: Cimbric. There she finds a sick mother, a death brother after a fatal incident with his tractor, a mourning sister in law facing a financial crisis, and a small community struggling with the first effects of climate change. Almost by chance, or maybe because it’s impossible to not meet at the only one bar at the village “piazza”, Maria gets in touch wit the famous local male choir. Her grandpa used to be part of it, but now not much remains from past glory: just a bunch of weird drunkards. Quirino is the only one who still fights for the choir’s survival, as he dreams of a singing contest, which may let them rise again. In order to do this, he asks Maria for help. She accepts the challenge, as she wants to find a new way to music again. A kaleidoscope of characters brings irony and rhythm to the tale of this small world, shook by the bugbear of climate change, and by the determination of a young woman.
DIRECTED BY: Renzo Carbonera
SCREENPLAY: Alessandro Bandinelli and Renzo Carbonera
AWARDS: Green Movie Award (Spazio Roma Lazio Film Commission)
CAST: Maria Roveran, Thierry Toscan, Jasmin Mairhofer, Andrea Pennacchi , Alessandro Averone, Vasco Mirandola, Mirko Artuso, Valerio Mazzucato, Diego Pagotto, Eugenia Sartori, Luca Zanotelli
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Harald Erschbaumer
EDITING: Elena Cabria
MUSIC: Luca Ciut and Coro Polifonico di Ruda
SET DESIGN: Barbara Facchini
COSTUME DESIGN: Nastassja Kinspergher
SOUND: Carlo Missidenti
PRODUCERS: Bruno Benetti, Stefania Benetti and Renzo Carbonera
PARTNERS: Rai Cinema, Trentino Film Commission, Montura, Itigroup, Comune di Luserna/Lusérn