Jasmine Trinca in the Amazon Rainforest for Giorgio Diritti
by Camillo de Marco
06/03/2012 - Last days of shooting in Trentino for Giorgio Diritti’s new film, after 11 weeks of work in the Amazon (Brazil). Starring Jasmine Trinca (pictured) with Anne Alvaro, Pia Engleberth and Amanda Fonseca Galvao, the film (the title of which is still being finalised) tells the story of Augusta, a young Italian woman who goes to the Amazon to deal with some particularly painful personal events. She assists a nun in her work with the indigenous communities of the Alto Rio Andirà, which she then leaves in her wish to experience something which will respond to her need to regain a purpose in life. From her full contact with the wild nature of the Amazon forest and from her encounter with the small indios communities that live on the riverbanks, Augusta will look for a reconciliation with herself, the world and with God.
The film, written by the director together with Fredo Valla and Tania Pedroni, is an Italo-French coproduction between Aranciafilm,Lumière & Co. and Groupe Deux with Rai Cinema, in collaboration with BIM, who will distribute the film in Italy. It was recognized as being of cultural value with support from the Ministry for Culture - Directorate General for Cinema (Mibac). It is being made with the support of Eurimages and in collaboration with the Trentino Film Commission.
This is Diritti’s third feature, after his debut with Il vento fa il suo giro [trailer] (2005), over 36 awards in 60 festivals, and
(Translated from Italian)