Minerva Pictures at Marché du Film: RIVIERA A6 C1 

(Le Terme di Terezin)

Directed by: Gabriele Guidi – first time director
Duration: 110’
Year: 2022
Production: Minerva Pictures, Three Brothers

Antonio, an Italian clarinetist, and Martina, a Czechoslovak violinist, fall in love with each other during the World War II, in Prague.
Shortly afterwards they will be deported to Terezin ghetto where their love story is intertwined with the incredible stories of the many Central European Jewish artists and intellectuals imprisoned in Terezin that, despite being in such an oppressive place, succeed in staging an incredible series of cultural activities that became essential survival tools.

Friday May 20th, 06.00 PM, Palais H

(Bring out the Fear)

Directed by: Richard Waters
Duration: 90’
Year: 2022
Production: Alison Scarff, Richard Waters

Rosie and Dan are a couple in a doomed relationship. Deciding to call it a day in the least acrimonious way possible, they decide to take one last walk in a favourite destination; the local forest. But suddenly the endlessly winding paths lead nowhere, the trees never seem to end, the sun never sets and a sinister presence starts stalking and tormenting them, trying to drive them insane – There is no escape, but what exactly are they hiding from?

Sunday May 22nd, 06.00 PM, Palais B

(Viaggio a Sorpresa)

Directed by Roberto Baeli – first time director
Romantic Comedy
Duration: 100’
Year: 2022
Production: Bros Group, DevRonn Enterprises 

Michael (Ronn Moss) is a New York broker who, tired of the frenzy of Wall Street, gives up everything and moves to Puglia/Italy, where he bought a masseria. But when he arrives at his destination to take possession of his new home, he discovers that everything is not as it seems. Among a thousand ups and downs and hilarious situations, Micheal clashes with a very particular local family headed by Don Antonio (Lino Banfi) and to complicate matters, he falls in love….

Saturday May 21st, 06.00 PM, Palais B

(Prima di andare via)

Directed by: Massimo Cappelli
Young Adult, Romance, Coming of Age
Duration: 100’
Year: 2019
Production: Lime Film

Andrea is a boy who let’s life pass by. He has a best friend to keep an eye on, a difficult exam to pass and an ex-girlfriend who plays cat and mouse with him. But he likes his life as it is and when he discovers he has an incurable disease, his world collapses. Can an illness change a person’s life… for the better? Yes, if you meet Giulia who, apparently, is in the same conditions as you are. Thanks to her, Andrea will understand how special and fleeting life can be.

Tuesday May 17th 09.00 AM, Palais F


Directed by:  José María Cicala
Drama Thriller
Duration: 100’
Year: 2022
Production:  Shock House Films, Tieless Media, Pelicano Cine and Black Mandala

Laura Garland lost her husband on the war while she’s pregnant.
She lives in a big house which is divided in two. Government pursuits her claiming she must occupy the whole house, if she doesn’t, they will take it from her.
Laura leases the house to Ricky, an outlaw that will bring new trouble in her life. At least she has another plan.

(Buzz Cut)

Directed by:  Martin Renner
Drama Horror, Commedy
Duration: 104’
Year: 2022
Production:  Jafo Films and Black Mandala

The Hash House Harriers (“a drinking club with a running problem”) encounter a killer Bee Keeper in a crazy Kiwi horror-comedy that is part Animal House and part 80’s slasher movie..

(The Red Book Ritual)

Directed by: Ariel Luque
Drama Horror
Duration: 80’
Year: 2022
Production: Black Mandala

Three friends decide to play The Red Book game. What they don’t know is that in the house evil is waiting to be released. A long time ago a witch died as part of a satanic ritual. Every question they ask, they get closer and closer to her.