WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH 2018
FRANCESCO A CUBA
BY FRANCESCO CONVERSANO AND NENE GRIGNAFFINI
ITALY, 2018, 89’
MATTEO MARIA ZUPPI, Archbishop of Bologna
Franciscan friar Father Silvano lives in Havana since 2000, following the Gospel message of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual and carrying on social activities within the local community.
In the film, Father Silvano leads us through today’s Cuba, a country on the verge of a major change, under the spiritual guidance of Saint Francis of Assisi (Canticle of the Creatures) and of Pope Francis (and his encyclical Laudato Si’), whose words make the film’s voice-over.
During the 9-day mourning period following the death of Fidel Castro Ruz, Havana is revealed through the Franciscan gaze, through the deep, ancient yet revolutionary values of Pope Francis’ encyclical: respect and care for the environment, attention to the fragility of Mother Earth and to integral ecology, the pursuit of solidarity, humility and hope.
Will Cuba, a poor yet fierce and fearless country, resist the lures of consumerism and keep a simple yet dignified profile?
In the film the encounters and activities of Father Silvano and the Franciscans in Havana become metaphors questioning the future of Cuba and the hopes and dreams of the younger generations and of little Francesco, a symbol for change and for the choices that have to be made in the name of a future growth in sobriety.
Produced by MOVIE MOVIE with RAI CINEMA and the support of COOP Alleanza 3.0
o.v. in spanish with italian subtitles
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