La Terra Dopo La Terra (The Land After The Land)

Gigio, a 90-year-old peasant, has spent his whole life in Monte San Martino, a remote village in southern Marche, Italy. In recent decades the agricultural exodus has left a desert in the area. Nowadays the only remains are abandoned plots of land and ruins. Gigio and his family decided to stay, however his small farm seems destined to follow suit.

The film is an attempt to present the last echoes of a lost world: a bridge between the spiritual values of a pre-industrialised era and those of the restless present. 


Producer, director: Omar Barchetta.
Cinematography, editing, sound: Omar Barchetta.
Ethnographic contributions: Silvio Salvesi.
Original Score: OMBA.
Production: CAVA.
Post-Production: Nevill Studio.
Graphics: Lisa Stephanides.
Supported by Vittorio Barchetta.
Year: 2017


Screenings:

SATELLITE, Festival del nuovo cinema di Pesaro: 48 ore di visioni per il cinema futuro - Milano, Italy.

37th NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival - Aarhus, Denmark.

Corto & Fieno, Festival del Cinema Rurale - Miasino e Ameno, Italy.

Forskernatt: antropologisk kortfilm i cinema lounge, University Museum of Bergen - Bergen, Norway.

26. dokumentART - Neubrandenburg, Germany.

One With A Movie Camera, Marburg International Ethnographic Film Festival - Marburg, Germany.

Premio Internazionale di cinema 2017 ‘Renato Appi’ - Cordenons, Italy.

Corti a Scuola 2019 - Centro Italiano del Cortometraggio.


Award:

Premio Internazionale di cinema 2017 ‘Renato Appi’: menzione speciale della giuria per meriti tecnici e artistici.


Official trailer.