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(L'Aria Salata)

Director: Alessandro Angelini

Italy, 2006, 87 min

Festival Year:2007

Category:Narrative Feature

WINNER: Spirit Award

Cast:Giorgio Pasotti, Giorgio Colangeli, Michela Cescon, Katy Saunders, Emanuel Bevilacqua, Sauro Artini, Simone Colombari

Crew:Writing credits: Alessandro Angelini & Angelo Carbone - Producer: Donatella Botti - Original Music: Luca Tozzi - Cinematographer: Arnaldo Catinari - Editor: Massimo Fiocchi - Art Directior: Alessandro Marrazzo

Sales:Pyramide International - 5, rue du Chevalier de Saint George 75008 Paris - T: 33 1 42 96 02 20 - F: 33 1 40 20 05 51


Fabio is a young educator full of energy who works with passion and dedication helping former prison inmates with their reintegration into society. One day a prisoner serving a sentence for homicide is sent to him by a colleague. This is Sparti, a man in his sixties with a difficult character which prison has hardened even further. While reading Sparti's files, Fabio suddenly understands that the man in front of him is the father he has neither seen nor heard from since he was a child. This unexpected encounter forces Fabio to face the ghosts of a family past which he had blotted out in his mind, and clash with his sister Cristina, who does not want to reopen old wounds that jeopardize the tranquility of their current lives.


About the director

Born in Rome in 1971, Alessandro Angelini worked as a photographer for various press agencies before beginning his filmmaking career as an assistant and first assistant director. Over the past ten years he has worked with many important Italian directors, including Nanni Moretti, Mimmo Calopresti, Francesca Comencini and Sergio Rubin.

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