Film edition 2021

ATLAS

Allegra, a young girl passionate about climbing, is victim of a terrorist attack where her friends lose their lives. After the event she decides to find a shelter in her solitude, feeling a strong sense of guilt and desire for revenge. Even the people she cares for seem helpless. Allegra embarks on a long struggle with herself to start living life fully again. When she meets Arad, a young refugee from the Middle East, distrust in the other, considered different, remains a difficult obstacle to overcome.

Original Title Atlas
Category Out of competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 93'
Production Year 2021
Nationality Belgium, Italy, Switzerland
Directed by Niccolò Castelli
Screenplay Niccolò Castelli, Stefano Pasetto
Director of photography Pietro Zuercher
Production Design Georg Bringolf
Costume Design Sabrine Zeppitelli
Music Karim Baggili
Main cast Matilda De Angelis
Helmi Dridi
Nicola Perot
Irene Casagrande
Angelo Bison
Anna Manuelli
Neri Marcorè
Anna Ferruzzo
Federico Caprara
Kevin Blaser
Doro Müggler
Giacomo Bastianelli
Produced by Villi Herman, Michela Pini, Oliver Rausin, Carlo Cresto-Dina

Niccolò Castelli

Born in 1982, passionate about music, sounds and images, since 1998 he has collaborated with the third channel of the Italian Swiss Radio. In the meantime, he made short films, reportages and music videos. Graduated (2005) from the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the DAMS in Bologna and student of Ermanno Olmi’s school, Ipotesi Cinema, he obtained a Master in Direction and Editing at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK (2008). In the following years he collaborated in the making of some feature films as well as he wrote and directed shorts, documentaries, reportages and music clips. TUTTI GIÙ (2012), his first feature film, premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival. After a training in film writing in Munich (Drehbuchwerkstatt München 2014) he developed his activity as a director for documentaries, reportages and films and in film writing.

Distribuzione italiana
festival contact
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