Upcoming to Italian theaters the 27th October Questa notte parlami dell’Africa, a first feature directed by Carolina Boco (the docu-film Notturno) and Luca La Vopa (commercials Natuzzi, Stosa, Marina Rinaldi, Camomilla). The story, based on the novel of the same name by Alessandra Soresina published by Piemme (which comes back to bookstores on the occasion of the film’s release) takes us to the wonderful scenarios of Africa and its contradictions, backdrop to the encounter between two women, one traveling and one local; so distant in culture, one European and the other Afro-Muslim, yet so similar in their need for freedom. Friendship knows no differences of race, religion or culture, it grows where two souls are willing to reveal themselves, giving life to an alchemy that has a universal value. Emma and Nuri will face dangerous and intricate events, up to a crucial choice. In the cast Roberta Mastromichele (Manuale d’amore 1 e 2, Come tu mi vuoi, Una moglie bellissima), Corrado Fortuna (Baarìa, Scusate se esisto !, My name is Tanino), Diane Fleri (Anche se è amore non si vede, Mio fratello è figlio unico, Solo un padre), Marlon Joubert (È stata la mano di Dio, Romulus) and the Kenyan rookie Grace Neema Enock. In a cameo also Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
Produced by Corrado Azzollini for Draka Production, in association with Draka Distribution, Italian Dreams Factory and Seven Dreams Productions, with the contribution of Apulia Film Commission and the Puglia Region (based on resources of the POR Puglia FESR-FSE 2014/2020) and as a partner Ethiopian Airlines. The film will be released in cinemas on October 27th distributed by Draka Distribution with partner Africa Magazine (https://www.africarivista.it/).
Distributed by Corrado Azzollini and Gino Zagari for Draka Distribution.
Emma, a lawyer in a deep personal crisis, after the loss of her mother decides to leave Italy for Africa. She joints her old friend Fé and thanks to her she comes into contact with an association of activists involved in the protection of animals and local populations. Dylan, the founder of the association, is a mysterious and fascinated man, whom Emma will immediately nourish a strong attraction for. Nuri, a young local girl, from a very strict Muslim family, spends all her free time reading, secretly from her parents. For Nuri, books are the only way to travel and learn about the world. The girl finally gets permission to work for a few hours in the village school library and here she meets Emma and Finn, a young activist with a stormy past. In the marvelous and contradictory scenarios of Kenya, where beauty mixes with corruption and the elephants poaching for the ivory market, the encounter of Emma and Nuri, two women so distant in culture and yet so similar in their need for freedom, it will push both of them to focus on their fears and desires. Across dangerous and intricate events they will both arrive at a crucial choice.
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