The 15th edition of Il Vento del Nord, which every year brings cinema to the island of Lampedusa, ended with an excellent result. Many were enchanted by the films of the festival, starting with the boys and girls of the LampedusaCinema Laboratory.
The fifteenth edition of the event closed last night The North Windfilm festival organized in Lampedusa by Massimo Ciavarro with the coordination of Laura Delli Colli and the advice of the Professor Giovanni Spagnoletti.
From 16 to 22 September, in addition to managing the migrant emergency, the southernmost Italian island was nourished by an excellent selection of films: from Margins a ALL UP! Happy birthday Claudioyes Strangeness of love a Romanticyes Thank you guys! a The big day. And even if the Mistral forced the organizers to cancel the White Night. Attendance in front of the large screen mounted outdoors, in front of the port where the boats arrive, was more than four thousand. 14 titles were proposed to the public, to which more were added Mia Of Ivano De Matteo.
A promise for the students of Lampedusa who dream of working for the cinema
Protagonists of The North Wind it was, as per tradition, the high school students, who not only formed the Jury that chose the winners among the feature films Mixed By Erry e Miabut who also participated in the Cinema Laboratory edited by prof. Giovanni Spagnoletti: an initiative supported by SIAE e Fondazione Claudio Nobis and which, in the usual analysis of the relationship between cinema and literature, started from Dante Of Pupi Avati it’s yes The Strangeness Of Roberto Andò.
And speaking of Cinema Laboratory, The North Wind 2023 closed its doors with a promise: to allow the girls and boys of Lampedusa to count on the activity of the laboratory LampedusaCinema even in the difficult season that is expected next winter, all thanks to the web and in the name of solidarity for a “middle ground” whose daily life is certainly not simple.
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Saying goodbye to Lampedusa and its blue and crystalline waters, Laura Delli ColliPresident of the Union of Italian Film Journalists, wanted to say, on behalf of the Association LampedusaCinemawho curates the review:
We leave knowing that we have brought a hug of solidarity to the people of Lampedusa. This year, more than ever, a positive outcome for an event that arises from the desire to make the passion for cinema “contagious” in Lampedusa but also from the natural vocation of proximity of a place that , in a unique welcoming climate, lives daily with the complex reality and difficulties of migration. And now we look to the next edition which we hope will return to the traditional dates of a less problematic season.