L'arte della felicità / The Art of Happiness
Alessandro RakItaly / 2013 / 84' 0''
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol, 22:00 h
Under a leaden sky, among the apocalyptic presages of a Naples at the height of its degradation, Sergio, a taxi driver, receives news which overwhelms him. Nothing can ever be as it was. Now Sergio looks at himself in the mirror and what he sees is a forty-year-old man, who has turned his back on music and has become lost in the limbo of his city. The taxi becomes the microcosm within which he withdraws to escape his world, but into which, the world comes and goes through his passengers. As the storm rages outside, the car begins to crowd with memories, hopes, regrets, and new opportunities. Sooner or later the rain will cease and the sky will open. And from there, the end will come. Or the music will return.
Alessandro Rak directed in 2014 his first film, L’Arte della Felicità. The movie opened Settimana della Critica of the 70th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia as a Special Event, winning the Arca Cinema Giovani Prize and the FEDIC Menzione Speciale as Miglior Film Italiano a Venezia, the Best First Film prize at the 2013 Raindance Film Festival, the Anime 2014 International Animation Film Festival of Brussels Audience Award, the Ciak d’Oro 2014 Bello & Invisibile, the 2014 Expotoons Best Film Award, the 12th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival Student Jury Prize and the prestigious recognition as Best European Animated Film at the 2014 European Film Awards. Gatta Cenerentola is his second feature film.
Alessandro Rak, Luciano Stella
Antonio Fresa, Luigi Scialdone
categoriesGRAND COMPETITION – FEATURE FILM