ET IN TERRA PACIS

by Mattia Epifani
ET IN TERRA PACIS - ET IN TERRA PACIS

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 28'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Regina Pacis was the largest temporary detention center in Italy. Located along the coast of Salento, it held over sixty-thousand migrants between 1998 and 2006. It was later abandoned for several years and subsequently purchased by some private investors who intended to turn it into a luxury resort. The construction work, however, revealed the indelible marks of a past made of violence and abuses, which resurfaced years later to free victims and oppressors from oblivion once and for all.

Director

Mattia Epifani

Mattia Epifani

Mattia Epifani (Lecce, 1985) is a filmmaker, operator, and editor. In 2008, he worked as assistant director for Davide Barletti and Lorenzo Conte for the feature-length film Fine pena mai. He made his directorial debut in 2010 with the documentary Rockman, earning recognitions from festivals like Immaginaria Film Festival, Visioni Fuori Raccordo, and Sole Luna Film Festival. In 2013, he directed and produced Ubu R1e, which takes place in the correctional facility Borgo San Nicola in Lecce and stars inmates from the R1 block. His documentary Il successore (2015) was selected by several international film festivals and won the Cipputi Award at the 33rd Torino Film Festival. Epifani is also a business partner of the independent production company Muud Film and the theater-prison company Io Ci Provo.

Filmography:
Rockman (mm, doc., 2010), Ubu R1e (mm, doc., 2013), The Best (mm, doc., 2015), Il successore (mm, doc., 2015), Et in terra pacis (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, produttore/director, producer
Mattia Epifani
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Francesco Lefons, Mattia Epifani
fotografia/cinematography
Giorgio Giannoccaro
montaggio/film editing
Mattia Soranzo
scenografia/production design
Luigi Conte
musica/music
Redi Hasa
suono/sound
Gianluigi Gallo
interpreti/cast
Alessandra Viva, Joshua Eji, Collins Chuwuana, Michele Tarantino, Issofou Fofana, Keba Seck, Issofa Kpoumie Nyamsi, Kamrul Mia, Roberto Vincenti, Marcello Petrelli
produzione/production
Muud Film

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contatti/contacts
Muud Film
[email protected]

Director statement

“Et in terra pacis is a story of ghosts and deleted memories […]. For a long time, Regina Pacis was an abandoned ruin on the Adriatic coast, a place with a hidden history within it. Et in terra pacis originated from observing this place and from wanting to discover its history and mysteries. [The film] tells the story of this place, of its physical structure and its spirit, as if it were the portrait of a person, of someone who can talk about themselves through the scars on their body.”

Synopsis Learn more

Regina Pacis was the largest temporary detention center in Italy. Located along the coast of Salento, it held over sixty-thousand migrants between 1998 and 2006. It was later abandoned for several years and subsequently purchased by some private investors who intended to turn it into a luxury resort. The construction work, however, revealed the indelible marks of a past made of violence and abuses, which resurfaced years later to free victims and oppressors from oblivion once and for all.

Director All about direction

Mattia Epifani

Mattia Epifani

Mattia Epifani (Lecce, 1985) is a filmmaker, operator, and editor. In 2008, he worked as assistant director for Davide Barletti and Lorenzo Conte for the feature-length film Fine pena mai. He made his directorial debut in 2010 with the documentary Rockman, earning recognitions from festivals like Immaginaria Film Festival, Visioni Fuori Raccordo, and Sole Luna Film Festival. In 2013, he directed and produced Ubu R1e, which takes place in the correctional facility Borgo San Nicola in Lecce and stars inmates from the R1 block. His documentary Il successore (2015) was selected by several international film festivals and won the Cipputi Award at the 33rd Torino Film Festival. Epifani is also a business partner of the independent production company Muud Film and the theater-prison company Io Ci Provo.

Filmography:
Rockman (mm, doc., 2010), Ubu R1e (mm, doc., 2013), The Best (mm, doc., 2015), Il successore (mm, doc., 2015), Et in terra pacis (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, produttore/director, producer
Mattia Epifani
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Francesco Lefons, Mattia Epifani
fotografia/cinematography
Giorgio Giannoccaro
montaggio/film editing
Mattia Soranzo
scenografia/production design
Luigi Conte
musica/music
Redi Hasa
suono/sound
Gianluigi Gallo
interpreti/cast
Alessandra Viva, Joshua Eji, Collins Chuwuana, Michele Tarantino, Issofou Fofana, Keba Seck, Issofa Kpoumie Nyamsi, Kamrul Mia, Roberto Vincenti, Marcello Petrelli
produzione/production
Muud Film

**

contatti/contacts
Muud Film
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“Et in terra pacis is a story of ghosts and deleted memories […]. For a long time, Regina Pacis was an abandoned ruin on the Adriatic coast, a place with a hidden history within it. Et in terra pacis originated from observing this place and from wanting to discover its history and mysteries. [The film] tells the story of this place, of its physical structure and its spirit, as if it were the portrait of a person, of someone who can talk about themselves through the scars on their body.”