Films 2017


by Diego Olivares / Italy 2017 / 103' / Special event out of competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Veleno

English title / Poison – The Land of Fires

Director / Diego Olivares

Subject / Gaetano di Vaio, Diego Olivares

Screenplay / Diego Olivares, in collaboration with Marcello Olivieri

Cinematography / Andrea Locatelli

Editing / Davide Franco

Sound / Daniele Maraniello

Music / Enzo Gragnaniello, Marco Messina, Sasha Ricci (99 Posse)

Production Design / Antonio Farina

Costume Design / Rossella Aprea

Cast / Luisa Ranieri, Massimiliano Gallo, Salvatore Esposito, Nando Paone, Gennaro Di Colandrea, Miriam Candurro, Marianna Robustelli

Production / Bronx Film, Gianluca Curti - Minerva PicturesTunnel Production, in collaboration with Rai CinemaSky Cinema, Film Commission Regione Campania, Gesco

Associated Production / T & D by Eduardo Angeloni, Oliver Valentino

Italian distribution / Cesare Fragnelli, Altre Storie

International sales Minerva Pictures

Press AttachéOrnella OrnatoFlavia Rodriguez – Ornato Comunicazione

Format / Color

Runtime / 103 min.


Cosimo, a buffalo farmer, refuses to sell off his land to the family of the young mayor candidate. When he finds out he has a tumour caused by all the toxic waste that are illegally disposed of in the fields of the so-called “Land of Fires”, his wife decides to carry on his battle.

Diego Olivares

32 SIC - Diego OlivaresDiego Olivares (1965) is a Neapolitan director, scriptwriter and dialogues writer. After directing some short films he embarks in the making of a documentary about the closing of the Frullone psychiatric hospital in Naples, Gli ultimi giorni del Frullone – Cronache da un manicomio nel 2000. In 2003, he directs his first feature film I chinghiali di Portici. In 2014, he directs the short film Canemalato produced by Figli del Bronx for Sky Cinema.