The Land of Fires: Olivares' denunciation in the movie Veleno
The film Veleno by Diego Olivares is from Thursday in cinemas. Presented in Venice 74 as a closing event at the Critic's Week and welcomed with applause and emotion, Veleno is inspired by the story of Arcangelo Pagano, one of the many dead peasants of cancer in those lands of contaminated and toxic fires where you continue to die.
In a small village in the countryside of Naples, a farmer family lives the drama of a violated territory, contaminated by poison that cruel criminal organizations have spread in most of the area. They go through the pain of the disease of the head of their family, Cosimo, and the several conflicts caused by his illness.
Screenplay: Diego Olivares. Cinematography: Andrea Locatelli. Editing: Davide Franco. Set design: Antonio Farina. Costume design: Rossella Aprea. Music: Enzo Gragnaniello, Marco Messina, Sasha Ricci. Producer: Gaetano Di Vaio, Gianluca Curti, Nando Mormone. Production: Bronx Film, Minerva Pictures, Tunnel, Sky Italia, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the collaboration of Film Commission Regione Campania. Distribution: Altre Storie.