Programma

Il 20° Religion Today Filmfestival è in programma dal 13 al 22 ottobre 2017 a Trento e in altre località provinciali con appuntamenti "aspettando il Festival" e tappe fuori provincia.
In aggiunta al concorso cinematografico, l'edizione include incontri, seminari, eventi speciali e attività per le scuole.
I film in lingua straniera vengono proposti in versione originale con sottotitoli in italiano. 

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TRENTO
Venerdì, 13 Ottobre, 2017
20:45: RT LIVE
TEATRO SAN MARCO - VIA SAN BERNARDINO, 8
Theatre play "This is my name"
A window opened on invisible stories, engraved in dust and flesh. The show of Teatro dell’Orsa, staged with a group of asylum-seekers and refugees coming from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria and Gambia, bridges sea and desert, folowing the steps of modern-day Ulysses, heralds of knoledges and cultures of a world that inevitably get close to Europe. In collaboration with Cinformi - Informative Centre for immigration P.A.T., inside the Week of welcome, the voice of the protagonist and a focus on twenty years of media and migrations cured by the Association Carta di Roma, the Deonthological protocol concerning asylum-seekers, refugees, visctims of human trafficking and migrants.
Sabato, 14 Ottobre, 2017
10:30: On the side of Eve
AULA GRANDE FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER - VIA SANTA CROCE, 77
Twenty years of cinema, media, women, religions. Opening of the days of the competition, a space dedicated to the project led by FBK in collaboration with RT and Centre for International Cooperation with the support of Gender-equality Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento. The matinée will propose a dialogue between many voices, cultural perspectives, religions and gender studies. With the partecipation of women from different religious communities of trentino involved in the project. Info: dallapartedieva.fbk.eu
15.30: Tear
TEATRO SAN MARCO - VIA SAN BERNARDINO, 8

MARY MOTHER

Sadam Wahidi
Afghanistan
2016
short
20'
edizione festival: 
2017
Mary and her daughters live in a remote village of Afghanistan, and her only son is serving for military in Kunduz province. Upon hearing the authorities have no news of her son after a fatal attack...

LIBERAMI / SET ME FREE

Federica Di Giacomo
Italy
2016
doc
89'
edizione festival: 
2017
A film about the return of exorcism in today's world. Our world. Father Cataldo is among the most sought after exorcists in Sicily and beyond. Every Tuesday, Gloria, Henry, Anna and Julia follow...
17.45: 20° RTFF. Outlooks

IL PAPA IN VERSI / THE POPE IN RHYMES

David Riondino
Italy, Cuba
2016
doc
52'
edizione festival: 
2017
During the Pope's visit to Havana, David Riondino turned to the liveliness of poetic improvisation for an improptu description of the Mass at Piazza della Revolucion while it was taking place...
With the partecipation of David Riondino
20.45: Twenty years that changed the World
A reflection on the big challenges of yesterday and today: cinema, community, common humanity. In the framework of the "Week of welcome", with Vincenzo Passerini (CNCA) and the directress of the Festival Katia Malatesta, special guest David Riondino.

THE CHOP

Lewis Rose
UK
2016
short
17'
edizione festival: 
2017
The Chop is a comedy about Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job, cannot find work at other Kosher butchers, and therefore decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a...

HARMONIA

Ori Sivan
Israel
2016
film
98'
edizione festival: 
2017
Sarah, the morose harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra, is married to Abraham, the almighty conductor. They have no children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the...
With the partecipation of the director Ori Sivan.
Domenica, 15 Ottobre, 2017
15.30: Encounters
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

IL POTERE DELL’ORO ROSSO / THE POWER OF RED GOLD

Davide Minnella
Italy
2015
short
19'
edizione festival: 
2017
Under the sun of Apulia, the clash between an unfriendly Apulian farmer and a young African laborer, both are struggling with a plantation of Red Gold: tomatoes. ...
In collaboration with Cinformi - Informative Centre for Immigration of the Autonomous Province of Trento. With the partecipation of the director.

LIFE

Raouf Sebbahi
Morocco
2016
film
90'
edizione festival: 
2017
A journey as a life, life as a journey. The film tells the return trip of thirty Moroccan migrants from the emigrate country to their homeland: among them a marxist revolutionary, a fundamentalist, a...
With ANOLF Trentino.
ore 17.45: Outlooks
Vigilianum - Polo culturale diocesano, via Endrici 14
Blows and goals of the last twenty yearsi, the challenges of today and tomorrow, the experience of different religious communities. In collaboration with the Local Worktable of Religious Membership and Religions for Peace, a discussion with Stefano Bettera, vicepresident of the Italian Buddhist Union; don Mario Gretter, Office for Ecuminism and interreligious dialogue of the Bolzano-Bressanone Diocesis; the imam Kamel Layachi, Islamic Communities of Veneto; Lidia Maggi, teologician and baptist pastor.
20.45: Impossible Dialogues
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

IMAGINE

Ilshat Rakhimov
Russia
2017
short
15'
edizione festival: 
2017
The story of two neighbouring villages - russian and tatar - and two ministers of two religions - mullah and priest - who turn out to be brothers. A split among their parents and their own offences...
With the presentation of the theologician Leonardo Paris.

BLINDNESS

Ryszard Bugajski
Poland
2016
film
115'
edizione festival: 
2017
At the beginning of 1960s, a Stalinist criminal - Julia Brystiger, nicknamed "Bloody Luna" because of her cruelty in torturing prisoners during interrogations - turns up at the Institute...
With the presentation of the theologician Leonardo Paris.
Lunedì, 16 Ottobre, 2017
15.30: In flames
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

PAKO

Walid Taher
Iraq
2015
film
65'
edizione festival: 
2017
A soldier gets permission from the military services during the Iraqi-Iranian war, and returns back to his village for his wedding. When he returns to the army, he finds his fellows defeated, most of...

SAIDA DESPITE ASHES

Soumaya Bouallegui
Tunisia
2016
doc
53'
edizione festival: 
2017
Fundamentalists set fire on the mausoleum of "Saida Manoubia", a Sufi saint of the 12th Century, in the evening of October 15 to 16 2012. This film tries to reborn "Saida" from...
17.45: Viewpoints

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Ovidio Salazar
UK
2012
doc
75'
edizione festival: 
2012
The life of Muhammad Knut Bernstrom was one epitomised by sincerity, spiritual struggle and the search for inner peace. After a spell as the Swedish Ambassador to Morocco, Bernstrom realised his...
With the director and distributer Eva Goldschmidt
20.45: The Hour of Violence

OPERATION COMMANDO

Jan Czarlewski
Switzerland
2016
short
17'
edizione festival: 
2017
Two brothers are forced to be separated and oppose each other in two ennemis groups of a summer camp. “Operation Commando” tells the story of a first betrayal. It explores the charm, the fragility...
In collaboration with Forum Trentino for Peace and Human Rights and the partecipation of the journalist Raffaele Crocco.

CHOCOLATE WIND

Ilia Antonenko
Russia
2016
short
24'
edizione festival: 
2017
Lonely and indecisive 18 years old Alla feels like a Cinderella dreaming to escape from the poverty and shabbiness of the environment. Her old friend Masha, who is fairly reckless, finds Alla in...
In collaboration with Forum Trentino for Peace and Human Rights and the partecipation of the journalist Raffaele Crocco.

A157

Behrouz Nouranipour
Iran
2016
doc
70'
edizione festival: 
2017
Peace and equality are widespread dreams, but today’s situation is taking a turn for the worse. War, genocide, discrimination and rape are becoming global. In the past century, the accumulated time...
In collaboration with Forum Trentino for Peace and Human Rights and the partecipation of the journalist Raffaele Crocco.
Martedì, 17 Ottobre, 2017
11.00: Twenty years for cinema, religions, society
Sala Falconetto, Palazzo Geremia via Belenzani 20
In collaboration with the Municipality of Trento, the Culture Department of the Autonomous Province of Trento, a meeting with the director Krzysztof Zanussi e the international guests of the Festival.
15.30: Community
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

L’ALBERO DELLA PIAZZA / THE TREE OF THE CENTRAL SQUARE

Stefano Cattini
Italia
2016
short
14'
edizione festival: 
2017
Zaineb, a 9-year-old girl, wants to have an active role in the Christmas play organized by her school, but in order to succeed she has to get her parents' consent; they are divided between the...
In collaboration with Deina Trentino Alto Adige.

A NEW HOME

Žiga Virc
Slovenia
2016
short
14'
edizione festival: 
2017
What is the biggest danger Europe faces: the crisis on its borders, or its own paranoia and fear? Our protagonist drives to work, she passes the refugee tent city in the park. She means them no harm...
In collaboration with Deina Trentino Alto Adige.

WHITE SHADOWS

Mahdi Amini
Iran
2017
short
6'
edizione festival: 
2017
On the metro, a young man takes a seat next to another passenger. There is no interaction between them. But their shadows, projected on the floor, show us the alternative of a relationship made of...
In collaboration with Deina Trentino Alto Adige.

COME BACK FREE

Ksenia Okhapkina
Estonia
2016
doc
52'
edizione festival: 
2017
A poetic documentary about life in a war‑torn Chechen village, with the cemetery as its symbolic focal point. The village lives and breathes in unison. The Chechen gravediggers are always busy. Death...
In collaboration with Deina Trentino Alto Adige.
17.30: Outlooks
Screening of IMPERATIV, Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland, 1982, film 102’
The problem of the existence of God, subject of philosophical debate during the centuries, haresses Augustin, joung mathematic professor that teaches in a german university. By the great polish director, and apology on the human condition, the individual morality, the limits of knowledge. Grand prize of the jury of the Venice Festival 1982. With the partecipation of the director. (out of competition) In collaboration with the Cineforum San Marco and with the Polish Institute - Roma.
20.45: Beyond the Border

RETURNEE

Sabit Kurmanbekov
Kazakhstan
2017
film
95'
edizione festival: 
2017
The Kazakh family of the Saparkuls returns from Afghanistan to the historical homeland Kazakhstan. The road from the hell of war to the peaceful paradise is hard. Sadly, the homeland hardly remembers...
In collaboration with the Cineforum San Marco.

MARY

Juraj Primorac
Croatia
2016
short
28'
edizione festival: 
2017
Marinko (25) works for Street Parking Services. With his colleague Ante, he tows away illegally parked cars to the city car pound. Ante’s frequent conflicts with people are an integral part of...
In collaboration with the Cineforum San Marco.
Mercoledì, 18 Ottobre, 2017
15.30: Rites, fights, devotion
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

PROCESSI / PROCESSES

Adriana Ferrarese
France, Italy
2016
doc
24'
edizione festival: 
2017
The documentary recounts the yearly Easter procession that takes place in Corigliano Calabro, a small village in the south of Italy: from rites performed according to ancestral traditions to the...

THE DEVIL AND THE HOLY WATER

Diego Maria Malara
Finland, Ethiopia
2016
doc
12'
edizione festival: 
2017
For centuries, exorcism has been a daily practice in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. But new problems produce new demons, and new demons require dramatic new rituals. Shot in Addis Abeba, ‘The Devil...
16.15: The ways of the Buddha

TUTTO È IN FIAMME / ALL IS ABLAZE

Stefano Croci, Silvia Siberini
Italy
2017
doc
62'
edizione festival: 
2017
The main thread of an ancient Buddhist text. Strong words about the transience of everything and about the pain that we will inevitably face along our path. Considerations about life and death,...

SOUND OF SILENCE

Dr.Bijukumar Damodaran
India
2017
film
89'
edizione festival: 
2017
Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it’s a journey of a neglected and abandoned mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is furiously neglected by his father. When his father goes behind bars,...
17.45: The role of territories
Sala Rosa, Palazzo della Regione, piazza Dante 16
Autonomy and governance of religious diversity
As well as in Trentino, where Religion Today dwells, in Catalunia from 2004 is taking place each year the Exposition of Spiritual Cinema: initiatives stem from Institutional and cultural context that paid attention to the subject of religious diversity. From the network of festivals arise the occasion to think about the interconnections between selfgovernment, politics, law, culture and religious diversity in our new hyper-diverse societies. Round table discussion with: - Claudio Martinelli, head of Cultural Activities Service P.A.T. - Enric Vendrelli Aubach, Director general d’Afers Religiosos of the Generalitat de Catalunya - Miriam Diez Bosch, manager of the Observatori Blanquerna de Comunicació, Religió i Cultura of Barcelona - Marco Ventura, head of the Centre for Religious Sciences of Bruno Kessler Fundation. - Andrea Zanotti, University of Bologna, former president of FBK e co-founder of Religion Today
20.45: Stories of gender and religion
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

PAPEROCK

Hillel Rate
Israel
2016
short
11'
edizione festival: 
2017
An ultra-Orthodox young Jewish woman agrees to meet her brother, whom she has not seen in many years. When she finally lays eyes on him she understands that, if she wants to reestablish the childhood...
With the partecipation of the director

THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER

Shira Gabay
Israel
2016
short
17'
edizione festival: 
2017
Esther's father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. None of his sons have the slightest...

COLDNESS

Bahram & Bahman Haj Abol Loo Ark
Iran
2015
film
87'
edizione festival: 
2017
Due to the grave financial difficulties of his family, an eight-year-old boy is constantly anxious and suffers all kinds of vexations from his schoolmates. He is thus forced to hide himself under his...
Giovedì, 19 Ottobre, 2017
11.00: The Manifesto of Festivals
Palazzo della Provincia, piazza Dante 15
Press conference and meeting with the partecipants to the international conference of artistic directors of spiritual cinema. In collaboration with the Cultural Activities Service of the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Centre for Religious Studies of the Bruno Kessler Fundation, the Direcció General d'Afers Religiosos of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the ’Observatori Blanquerna de Comunicació, Religió i Cultura of Barcellona and SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication). Partecipants: - Magali van Reeth and Guido Convents, SIGNIS - Arnaldo Casali, People and Religions – Terni Film Festival - Ariela Piattelli, Pitigliani Kolno’a Festival, Roma - Antonio Urrata, former director Tertio Millennio Film Fest, Roma - Anna Karapetyan, Fresco Film Festival, Yerevan (Armenia) - Ahmed Zamal, Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh) - Fr. Botros Danial, Egyptian Film Awards - Catholic Film Center (Egitto) - Michael Kleinschmidt, Church &Cinema Film Festival, Recklinghausen (Germania) - Daniella Tourgeman-Glass, Jewish Film Festival, Gerusalemme - Cyril Dépraz, Festival Farel, Genève (Svizzera) - Bernadette Schramm, Watersprite Film Festival, Cambridge (UK)
15.30: People and Religions
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

SON OF KALI

Amit Agarwal
Singapore
2017
short
17'
edizione festival: 
2017
Fleeing a genocide against Hindus in Bangladesh, Probir reaches India in the middle of a major Hindu festival. An evening of intense religious euphoria follows and Probir feels he is like a child in...

WANDERING

Boonsong Nakphoo
Thailand
2016
film
120'
edizione festival: 
2017
Mourning the disappearance of his wife and the death of his son, a man turns to the bottle to drown his sorrows, wandering aimlessly in a constant inebriated state. Upon an encounter with a solitary...
17.45: Outlooks

LEYLA

Amed Korkmaz
Turkey
2017
film
60'
edizione festival: 
2017
The war begins on the other side of a dam which acts as a natural border between two states. Ciwan, who works ferrying people across the lake, bumps into a 10-year-old girl escaped from the...
20.45: Crisis

TRIALS, EXORCISM

Susana Nobre
Portugal
2015
short
25'
edizione festival: 
2017
Un treno passa attraverso la città di Alhandra, tra le colline e il fiume. Óscar, che ha trascorso venticinque dei suoi quarantotto anni a lavorare nella stessa fabbrica, è in attesa del verdetto...

THE BLACK PIN

Ivan Marinovic
Serbia/Montenegro
2016
film
100'
edizione festival: 
2017
Father Peter is afraid that universe is indifferent. God no longer intervenes. His wife has abandoned him. His son only rebels against him. And his mother seldom recognizes him thanks to Alzheimer...
Venerdì, 20 Ottobre, 2017
15.30: Stories of Women
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8

YOU JUST BE MY MOTHER

Roqiye Tavakoli
Iran
2016
short
15'
edizione festival: 
2017
Sarah is a mother who lives with a man after separating from her husband but his son is against their relationship. In a male dominant society, Sarah is forced to make difficult decisions.

STATEMENT AFTER MY POET HUSBAND’S DEATH

Tasmiah Afrin Mou
Bangladesh
2016
short
15'
edizione festival: 
2017
This film is about a psychological journey of a woman named Rubi; once she loved her husband devotedly but the feeling is long gone. Sitting beside her husband’s dead body, she doesn’t feel any grief...

NOUR

Khalil Dreyfus Zaarour
Lebanon
2017
film
93'
edizione festival: 
2017
When fifteen-year-old Nour is forced to marry Maurice whom she despises, her carefree summer days morph into claustrophobic confinement and household chores. Nour mourns her lost childhood and...
17.45: Outlooks

WORD

Jon Escuder
Spain
2017
doc
50'
edizione festival: 
2017
Javier and Santiago have been living and working as volunteers in the Cottolengo of Barcelona for more than 20 years. Javier is an energetic and extroverted guy, while Santiago is serious and...
With the partecipation of the director
20.45: The ways of the Sacred

ASCENSION

Pedro Peralta
Portugal
2016
short
18'
edizione festival: 
2017
At dawn a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. Women veil their faces in silence while men endure the situation. In the center of it all, a mother...

SACRED

Thomas Lennon
USA
2016
doc
86'
edizione festival: 
2017
At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams, explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer...
Sabato, 21 Ottobre, 2017
11.00: 20° RTFF: Palmares
Sala dell’Aurora, Palazzo Trentini, via Manci 27
Press conference of proclamation of the winners and prizes of the 20th edition.
15.30: Refugee Voices in Film
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8
The program, proposed at the Cannes Festival, illustrates the diverse use of movies by the UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) as an important tool of information, awareness and funding to face the biggest humanitarian global crisis of our time. With the coordinator Bernadette Schramm.
17.00: Twenty years in twenty movies
An overview on twenty years of cinema through the selection of twenty movies, from 1997 to 2016, cured by a group of experts of the various world cinematographies for the 20th anniversary of RTFF. With the partecipation of Nicola Falcinella and Matteo Asti. Will follow the screening of STILL LIFE, Uberto Pasolini, UK 2013, 87’. South London. Diligent and attentive, the lonely John May is an employee appointed to find the closest relative of the people dead in solitude. To the announcement of his forthcoming layoff John dedicates all his efforts to his last case, iniziando una ricerca con esiti inaspettati. With the partecipation fo the director (out of competition).
20.45: Closing evening
Concert “Stregoni / Johnny Mox and Above The Tree”
Starting from the music listened by the refugees and asylum-seekers and kept in their smartphones, Johnny Mox e Above The Tree make live looping, remixing audio fragments into original compositions. In collaboration with Cinformi - Infomative Centre for immigration P.A.T. Will follow the final cerimony with the screening of the movie awarded with the Grand Prize "In the spirit of faith"
Domenica, 22 Ottobre, 2017
15.30
Teatro San Marco via S. Bernardino 8
Screening of the awarded films
Screening of the movies that won the following award: - best short - best documentary - best full lenght movie - special prizes