The White Caravan
69min | Italian | by Artemide Alfieri, Angelo Cretella
Darkness is everywhere when the sky is moonless. Only the thin beam of a searchlight attempts to cut through the darkness, showing glimpses of stationary caravans and crouching animals. The circus sign is a lone spark of color straining to light up the huge highway on the outskirts of Naples, where four circus families abandoned by the institutions are stuck in the hope thatthe pandemic will soon disappear like in a magic show.
Their lives have been short circuited after four generations of conveying their marquee around the world. The artists of the traveling show begin their metamorphosis, their forced entry into the world of the "rooted," a struggle to reinvent themselves in order to survive. The circus has stopped, perhaps forever.
Original Title | La Carovana Bianca
Directed by | Artemide Alfieri, Angelo Cretella
Cast | Eva Sandra, Ferreira Guncalves, Antonio Formisano, Rossella Formisano, Christel Formisano, Roberto Formisano, Rosa Formisano, Wendy Maria Torralvo Pinbeiro, Verusca Coda Prin, Daniele Bucci, Brenda Bucci, Eros Bucci, Maria Pastore, Paulo Perelli, Michael Perelli, Krystal Perelli
Music | OEOAS, Raia/Fiorito
Country | Italy
Year | 2021
Genre | Documentary
Film run | 69'
Format | Colour
Festivals & Awards |
Festival dei Popoli 2021: Out of Competition
Festival Internazionale del Cinema Laceno d'oro 2021