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Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten

Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten

Aspromonte: la terra degli ultimi
2019Films Drama1 h 37 mins
In 1959 in Africo, Aspromonte, a woman dies in childbirth because the lack of roads prevented the doctor from reaching in time. The tragedy unites the villagers and Giulia, a new teacher, to build a road. But Giulia must contend with local mafia Don Totó.
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Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten

Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten

Aspromonte: la terra degli ultimi
2019Films Drama1 h 37 mins
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Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Details
In 1951 in Africo, a small village in the southern valley of Aspromonte, a woman dies in childbirth because a doctor fails to arrive on time. No road connects Africo with other villages. In the wake of this tragedy, all of Africos abandon their usual occupations and unite to build their own road. Giulia, the new school teacher, comes from the North with a mission to teach standard Italian to help bring cultural cohesion with Africo and the rest of Italy. But she will have to contend with local mafiosi Don Totó, who is determined to ensure this the town remains cut off, and thus, under his power.
Director
Mimmo Calopresti
Country
Italy
Language
Italian

Details
In 1951 in Africo, a small village in the southern valley of Aspromonte, a woman dies in childbirth because a doctor fails to arrive on time. No road connects Africo with other villages. In the wake of this tragedy, all of Africos abandon their usual occupations and unite to build their own road. Giulia, the new school teacher, comes from the North with a mission to teach standard Italian to help bring cultural cohesion with Africo and the rest of Italy. But she will have to contend with local mafiosi Don Totó, who is determined to ensure this the town remains cut off, and thus, under his power.
Director
Mimmo Calopresti
Country
Italy
Language
Italian

Accolades
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Best Actress
Golden Globes, Italy, 2020
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Best Cinematography Nominee
Golden Globes, Italy, 2020
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Best Actress
Golden Globes, Italy, 2020
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Best Cinematography Nominee
Golden Globes, Italy, 2020
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Best Actress
Golden Globes, Italy, 2020
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten
Best Cinematography Nominee
Golden Globes, Italy, 2020
Aspromonte: Land Of The Forgotten

Trivia
The lead actress of the film, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, is a multi award-winning Italian French actress and director, as well as the director of Palm d’Or Nominee, CFF 2023 “Forever Young”.
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Meet the Cast
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Directors

Mimmo Calopresti

Director's Statement

the realism of a poor, or rather a very poor world, and the epic nature of the battle they must fight to free themselves from their condition as beggar outcasts...

Mimmo Calopresti
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