Berlin celebrates the Italian region Basilicata with cinema and food thanks to Travelling Film Festival

Berlin honours Basilicata with Lucanian delights and a movie by Massimo Gaudioso

Dolomites, Matera’s stones, Maratea, the Lakes of Monticchio… Travelling Film Festival Berlin gives you the opportunity to discover Basilicata and be part of this beautiful land of Southern Italy. On 29th November we will discover Basilicata at the cinema Il Kino, in Nansenstr. 22, at 7 p.m. The event begins with the greetings from the President of the Association Lucani a Berlino together with a promotional video of the region. Then we will watch the movie An almost perfect country, directed by Massimo Gaudioso (in the original version and with English subtitles). After the film screening we will taste excellent flavours at a rich buffet, directly chosen by the Lucani Association, and you will receive promotional material about the many beauties of Basilicata. Book you seart, they’re limited!

Basilicata Day: the plot of An almost perfect country and the menu of the typical dinner

Pietramezzana’s village has to find a way to resolve the economic crisis after the closing of the local mine. The opening of a factory may be the solution. The protagonist Gianluca Terragni, a Milanese surgeon, influences the success of the project. An almost perfect country is a comedy, directed by Massimo Gaudioso. It is an Italian remake of the film Un village presque parfait, directed by Stéphane Meunier (2014). Gaudioso has debuted as director with Il caricatore (1996) and La vita è una sola (1999). He’s known for Primo amore (2004), Gomorra (2008), Reality (2012) and Dogman (2018). An almost perfect country was nominated for the Italian Award the David di Donatello for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2017. After the screening the event will continue with some specialities typical of Basilicata, prepared by Trattoria a’ Muntagnola. The menu includes pasta with fava beans and chicory, meatballs with eggs, mischiglio (fried mussels with legume flour and cereal flour). To conclude the night at best, we will enjoy a typical Basilicata dish: caponata alla Muntagnola, with aubergines, tomatoes, almonds and pine nuts.

Travelling Film Festival Berlin: 2019 edition

Travelling Film Festival Berlin is a festival born in 2018 to promote the knowledge, the habits and the traditions of some countries around the world without leaving Berlin, through cinema and food. In its second edition Travelling Film Festival will begin on 26th November and it will end on 1st December at the cinema Il Kino. Every day will be dedicated to the discovery of a special country. This year we begin the exploration with Armenia, then passing through United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Basilicata, Serbia, up to Georgia. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation of the nation of the day, then it will continue with the film screening (in the original version with English subtitles), and at the end it will conclude with a dinner with typical dishes. It’s organized by Berlin Italian Communication, Berlino Magazine, in collaboration with the Embassy of Armenia, Croatia, Arab Emirates, Basilicata, Serbia and Georgia and powered by From A to B, a travel company that helps travellers to find the journey that fits their needs, matching trains, flights, buses and carpooling, and to find and book the cheapest, fastest or most environmentally-friendly option for them.

Basilicata Day — Travelling Film Festival 2019

29th November 2019, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

7 p.m. Welcome and presentation of Basilicata

7:15 p.m. Screening of An almost perfect country, directed by Massimo Gaudioso (1h 32min, 2016)

9 p.m. Dinner with Basilicata tradional food

Price of the ticket: €15, that you can buy here

IL KINO Berlin

Nansenstraße 22, 12047 Berlin

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