Mater Matera



Produced by
Clipper Media

in association with
Rai Cinema

Directed by
Simone Aleandri

Written by
Andrea Di Consoli

Cinematography by
Sandro Bartolozzi, Antonello Sarao, Simone Aleandri

Film editing by
Francesco Adolini

Live sound recording
Stefano Civitenga

Music by
Francesco Gazzara

Support for texts
Roberto Moliterni

Director of production
Emanuela Soldano

In collaboration with

  unione_europea FESR_colori_positivo regione_basilicata repubblica_ita LFC

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Matera, the only capital city of an Italian province to be without a railway station, has been chosen as the European cultural capital for 2019. The bet on the future is open but what is the price to pay for playing at this table? What has the city sacrificed from its past and its history? Andrea Di Consoli, a writer of Lucanian origins, strolls along the streets of the “Sassi”, the oldest district of Matera, declared patrimony of humanity by UNESCO in 1993, as well as those of the outskirts – the “new Sassi”.

He hears the voices of change as if they are witnessing a civilization that no longer exists, the one of humble peasants described by Carlo Levi, while searching for the true soul of the city. A soul that possibly resembles the soul of all Italy, straddling between the past and wishing for the future.

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