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Tana Libera Tutti

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ITALY / 12 MIN / 2022 / FICTION / DCP 2K / 2.35:1 / DOLBY 5.1 / COLOR
Subtitles available: English, Italian, Spanish
Alì is a 10 years old Afghan boy who lives in a tent city at the port of Patras, Greece. He spends most of the time with his friends and “housemates” Mohammed and Hassan and every day he tries in vain to board the ferry directed to Italy illegally. In his last attempt, though, following his friend’s advice, Alì decides to hide inside a caravan and not under a truck as he’s used to. In this way, he finds himself face to face with Claudio, an Italian boy of the same age, who’s leaving the island with his family and his caravan after spending the summer holidays at a camping site not far from the tent city.
Alì è un bambino afgano di circa 10 anni che vive in una tendopoli nei pressi del porto di Patrasso, in Grecia. Passa la maggior parte del tempo coi suoi “coinquilini” Mohammed e Hassan e prova ogni giorno, inviano, a imbarcarsi clandestinamente per raggiungere l’Italia. Nel suo ultimo tentativo però, seguendo il consiglio dei suoi amici, Alì prova a nascondersi dentro una roulotte e non sotto un camion come è solito fare. Incontra così Claudio, un bambino italiano suo coetaneo che sta lasciando l’isola con la sua famiglia e la loro roulotte dopo aver trascorso le sue vacanze estive in un campeggio non distante dalla tendopoli di Alì.
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Festivals & Awards

  • Giffoni Film Festival (Italy, 2022)
  • Premio Sele d’Oro (Italy, 2022)
  • Catania Film Fest (Italy, 2022)
  • Asti International Film Festival (Italy, 2022)
  • International Fest Roma Film Corto (Italy, 2022)
  • Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People (UK, 2022)
  • Festival de Cine Italiano de Madrid (Spain, 2022) – out of competition

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valerio's bio

Valerio Filardo is a director and screenwriter from Sicily, Italy. After attending primary school in Palermo, he moves to Bologna for graduate studies in Cinema and Media at DAMS and then to Rome for attending the Cinema Academy in Cinecittà, where he specializes in Film direction. After a short experience as First Assistant in a small Tv production company based in Rome, he moves to London, where he lives for almost 6 years and where he jumps into the audiovisual freelancing industry playing different roles. In 2016 he moves back to Italy. In addition to several commercials and music video clips (most of them broadcasted both on Mtv Italia and MTV UK), we find three short films: “L’Oro del Sud” (2018), “Sarino” (2019), and “Tana libera tutti” (2022).