Lepanto - Ultimo cangaceiro, the new documentary from director Enrico Masi and Caucaso film production company, will be screened on October 20 and 27 and on November 3 at Cinema Odeon in Bologna, at 7 pm. Next it will have an independent distribution in Rome, Milan and Turin. The first screening in Bologna on Thursday, October 20, will be introduced by the authors and the journalist and film critic Giorgio Gosetti. Starting from October 27, screenings will be accessible to deaf and blind persons, thanks to subtitles and a dedicated app. Lepanto- Ultimo Cangaceiro is a shape-shifter film, fusing documentary and fiction, reality and dream: a fairy tale statement on the urgency for reflection on contemporary society.
After losing his house for the construction of the Olympic Park in London in 2012, Michael is strongly engaged in the resistance campaign to the Games, and accepts the invitation by Enrico to record the voice-over of adocumentary about the Brazilian situation. He leaves behind Maria, with whom he has a troubled relationship. Facing a life crisis, Michael finds a shelter in Brazilian culture. Maria is coming over carrying commitment and responsibilities, while Enrico is trying to explain his vision of a magnificent land under the invasion of Mega Events.
While learning to be a voice-over person, he progressively releases himself from his fear of death and becomes ready to resist the Oppressor, as he changes into the Last Cangaceiro. As in 1571, during the Battle of Lepanto, the Ottoman Empire and the Holy League fought for Cyprus, today Brazil is the land to be taken, the prize for the battle between two models of society: property developers and big corporations, on one side, housing resistance and human rights defenders, on the other. A global clash of civilizations, the quest for authenticity, different cultures and many purposes.
The production process, a collaboration between Caucaso and the University of Bologna, took two years of research, writing, shooting and editing in London, Bologna, Ferrara, Berlin, Po river Delta, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. In the city of Bologna, one can find Dante's atmospheres brought out by Aposa creek and underground spaces of the Bagni di Mario (Mario's Baths), a mysterious and elegant masterpiece of XVI century designed by Palermitan architect Tommaso Laureti.