18 - 24 November 2013
Bellas mariposas (Salvatore Mereu)

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Bellas mariposas (Pretty Butterflies)
Salvatore Mereu
Italy, 2012
Vídeo | 102 min | Colour | Italian | VOSC,VOSI

Producer company: Viacolvento s.r.l.
Production: Elisabetta Soddu
Screenplay: Salvatore Mereu
Photography: Massimo Foletti
Editor: Paola Freddi
Sound: Valentino Gianni, Stefano Sabatini
Actors: Sara Podda, Maya Mulas, Davide Todde, Luciano Curreli, Maria Loi, Rosalba Piras, Simone Paris

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A day in the life of 12-year-old Caterina and her friend Luna. From the rundown outskirts of the Sardinian capital, Cagliari, they spread their optimistic view of the world and the large-scale wrongs they see around them. Committed and moving, cheerful and sad, Bellas mariposas takes a gritty look at these engaging individuals and their unusual environment.


Salvatore Mereu (Sardinia, 1965) graduated from the DAMS Arts and Drama School in Bologna before taking a diploma in directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. After making a series of short films, in 2003 he directed his first feature film, Three Steps Dancing. Bellas mariposas is his third feature.



Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia
Big Screen Award - International Film Festival Rotterdam