Private Project

Fuecu e Cirasi

Giacinto ritorna al suo paese di origine per incontrare la famiglia della fidanzata Lena. I luoghi e l’incontro con il padre di lei gli riportano alla mente il fratello Mino e un tragico evento accaduto tanti anni prima. Giacinto troverà le risposte e pareggerà i conti.

Giacinto returns to his native town to meet Lena's girlfriend's family. The places and the meeting with her father bring his brother Mino and a tragic event that happened many years before to his mind. Giacinto will find the answers and balance everything.

  • Romeo Conte
  • Romeo Conte
  • Valentino Conte
  • Coar Cooperativa Artisti S.C.R.L.
  • Events Production di Conte Romeo
  • Nic Nocella
    Key Cast
  • Giorgio Colangeli
    Key Cast
  • Valentina Corti
    Key Cast
  • Samuele Leo
    Key Cast
  • Vittorio Salonna
    Key Cast
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    16 minutes
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    June 9, 2017
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    Digital, Blackmagic
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Director Biography - Romeo Conte

Director, Art Direction, Screenplay, Location Scouting, Project Design, Stage Designing, Lighting Designing, Casting Director, Video Director, Production and Post-Production.

In 1997 he made his debut with the short film "La crepa" with which he participated in the 54th Venice Film Festival, at the Amsterdam Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. He goes on to direct "Via il Vento" ( Quality Award of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities), "The Calabrone" and "Tarantrance". In 2010 "I castelli dell’Alto Salento, terra di Brindisi" and "Alla corte di Federico II di SVevia, Castelli di Puglia". In 2016 he writes and directs the fifth short film "Fuecu e Cirasi".
There are also many documentaries directed including: A dream in Wakayama, La Strada dell’oro, Lu rusciu de lu mare, Zibello, Tartufo d’Alba, Parmigiano Reggiano, Il Fiume della Speranza, Latiano Terra di Pietra, Il Viandante del Nord, Merletti di Pellestrina.
Advertising spots for Euphidra, Prolife, Omega3; Fope Gioielli, La Perla, Stefano Ricci, Deha, Veneto Banca.

Romeo Conte was coordinator of the Master of Direction and Event Organization for Polimoda of Florence, and also taught at the European Institute of Design in Milan and the University of Bologna L.U.N.A.

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Director Statement

The short film "Fuecu e Cirasi" is taken from a true story that happened over 40 years ago in the land of Apulia; adapted to film, it runs through the director's places and childhood.
The colours of the Alto Salento exalt the moods of every protagonist; sky, wheat and cherries surround the story.
"Fuecu" (fire) is the typical state of mind of teenagers that each of us has within ourselves and, with growth, we remain with the will and the desire to keep the primordial flame of our spirit always on.
"Ciras" (cherries) metaphorically is that fruit that ripens at a precise time of the year and its tasting makes us seem to enjoy the success that unfortunately is often desired but is late. The director, when adapted and directed, thought a little to a western: an Italian but universal story at the same time, where all the elements complement each other.
Here is why you are in Apulia, Alto Salento, and all this is emphasized by the original music composed by Mimmo Epifani.