The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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Wild Words

Italy | 2019 | 69 min
Italian | Subtitles in English
Author: Mariangela Gualtieri, Ana Shametaj
Cinematography: Greta De Lazzaris, Ana Shametaj
Cast: Arianna Aragno, Lorella Barlaam, Elena Bastogi, Silvia Curreli, Elena Griggio, Mariangela Gualtieri, Rossella Guidotti, Enrico Malatesta, Lucia Palladino, Alessandro Percuoco, Ondina Quadri, Piero Ramella, Marcus Richter, Cesare Ronconi, Gianfranco Scisci, Stefania Ventura
Sound mixing: Marcos Molina
Editing: Jacopo Quadri, Nicolò Tettamanti
Music: Anselmo Luisi, Damon Arabsolgar
Sound: Marta Billingsley, Otto Reuschel
Production: Ubulibri, Rai Cinema
Director: Ana Shametaj
Categories :
FIFA Competition


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North American Premiere

High in the hills of Romagna, Italy, a dozen young actors spend three months immersed in experimental theatre. Working alongside their artistic guides, they enter mind, body and heart into a creative collaboration that that will plumb their inner depths. A major North American premier, this dazzling documentary bears witness to the birth of a community. A magnificent voyage into the creative abyss.

Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy (2019) – Best Film Award
Trieste Film Festival, Italy (2019)
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland (2019)


Ana Shametaj

Ana Shametaj is a theatre director and filmmaker born in Durres (Albania) in 1991. After her graduation in theater direction at the Paolo Grassi School of Milan, she directed the British plays "Let There Be Love" by Kwame Kwei Armah (Teatro della Cooperativa - Milan, 2012), and "Borderline" by Hanif Kureishi (Piccolo Teatro - Milan, 2013) - both debuts of the british authors into Italian language. On 2012 she co-founded the artistic collective Kokoschka Revival, working as director for many theater shows (Trilogia del Triangolo, 2014, Lars - a portrait of Lars Von Trier, 2016; You Fight!, 2019), performed in international theaters. Meanwhile she keeps studying with the masters of the italian experimental theater field, collaborating with the historical italian theatre companies Teatro Valdoca, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Odin Teatret Film and Studio Azzurro. Since 2019 she's vice-president of “The Azzurra”, non-profit organization based in LA promoting the italian culture in California.

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Filmography | Apocalypse Wow! (2018) ; Wild Words (2019) ; Under the God (2019)

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