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Milan-based MIR Cinematografica was founded in 2005; it has produced several internationally awarded and acclaimed feature films and creative documentaries.
In 2016: The feature documentary Liberami (Libera nos; 89’) by Federica Di Giacomo. Liberami was awarded the Lion in 73° Mostra del Cinema in Venezia as Best Film in Concorso Orizzonti.
The creative documentary Anna Piaggi, Una Visionaria Nella Moda (Anna Piaggi, the fashion kaleidoscope; 52’) by Alina Marazzi.
MIR’s productions were selected for a number of international film festivals including Cannes, Venezia, Locarno, IDFA, London, Sarajevo, Sao Paolo, Pusan, etc. Beside the 2016 Venice Lion, MIR it’s the first Italian company awarded a Focal Award, in 2008, the British award for theatrically released documentaries. In 2012 MIR was awarded the Golden Camera as Best Producer at Festa del Cinema di Roma.
LIBERAMI ( LIBERA NOS ) 2016
Genre: Documentary Film
Director: Federica Di Giacomo
Screenplay: Federica Di Giacomo, Andrea Osvaldo Sanguigni
A film on the come back of exorcism in the contemporary world. Our world. Each year a growing number of people call their sense of unease “possession.” In Italy, Europe, worldwide. The Church answers to this spiritual emergency nominating an increasing number of exorcist priests and organizing training courses. Father Cataldo is one of the most sought-after exorcists in Sicily and elsewhere; he is famous for his tireless fighting spirit. Every Tuesday Gloria, Enrico, Anna, and Giulia, along with many others, attend Father Cataldo’s mass for deliverance, trying to find a cure for a sense of discomfort that has no answer nor a name. Whether believers or not, how far are we prepared to go to get recognition for our own disease? What are we prepared to do to be delivered from it, here and now? This is the story of a meeting between the act of exorcism and everyday life, where the contrasts between the ancient and modern, the religious and profane, are at times disturbing and at others exhilarating. A film not about religion, but about how religion can be experienced.
Premio Solinas – Miglior
73a Mostra d’Arte Cinematografica, Lion Award for Best Film «Orizzonti»documentario per il cinema
IL SOGNO DI FRANCESCO ( BROTHERHOOD, A LIFE WITH SAINT FRANCIS ) 2016
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: Renaud Fély, Arnaud Louvet
Screenplay: Arnaud Louvet, Renaud Fély, Julie Peyr
Cast: Elio Germano (Francesco D’assisi), Jérémie Renier (Elia Da Cortona),Yannick Renier (Domenico), Eric Caravaca (Leonardo), Thomas Doret (Stefano), Alba Rohrwacher (Chiara D’assisi), Olivier Gourmet (Cardinale Ugolino), Marcello Mazzarella (Rufino)
In early 13th century Italy, Francis of Assisi lived a simple and fraternal life among the poor and destitute, both fascinating and disturbing the powerful Catholic Church. With the support of his brother friars and driven by his profound faith, he struggled to make his vision of a world of peace and equality acknowledged.
Les Arcs FF
Popoli & Religioni FF/Best Film
I PONTI DI SARAJEVO ( THE BRIDGE OF SARAJEVO ) 2014
Director: Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kale, Isild Le Besco,Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde
13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins offer exceptional singular styles and visions.
67° Cannes Official Selection