Sic@Sic 2016

Atlante 1783

by Maria Giovanna Cicciari / Italy 2016 / 20'

Cast and Credits

Original title / Atlante 1783

English title / Atlas 1783

Director / Maria Giovanna Cicciari

Screenplay / Maria Giovanna Cicciari

Cinematography / Emanuele Spagnolo

Editing / Maria Giovanna Cicciari

Music / Davide Tidoni

Production / Rino Sciarretta (Zivago Media)

Format / DCP, color

Runtime / 20 min.


At the end of XVIII century a large part of Calabria, in southern Italy, was hit by a massive earthquake. The memory of this event is made of concrete signs like the white scars on the mountain ridges and the ruins of a town that over the centuries has gained a new life, but also historical images and invisible presences that come back, intertwine and manifest themselves in different ways.

Maria Giovanna Cicciari

Maria Giovanna Cicciari, born in Milano in 1983, shot several award winning shorts such as La natura della cose (co-directed with Federico Chiari, awarded the In Prima Persona – Milano Filmmaker Award in 2009), In nessun luogo resta (Special Jury Prize at the Torino Film Festival in 2012, then included in the catalogue of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma of Paris) and Hyperion (Filmmaker Festival, Sergio Amidei Award in 2015, Mostra internazionale del nuovo cinema di Pesaro 2016). Since 2013 she is collaborating with Annamaria Ajmone in Radura, an experimental project between dance and cinema.