Salvatore Allocca's 'Taranta on the Road' to be screened at the Italian Cultural Centre on Thursday, 21st June, 2018

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Salvatore Allocca's Taranta on the Road

Italian filmmaker Salvatore Allocca's award-winning comedy film 'Taranta on the Road' on the drama of immigration will be screened at the Italian Cultural Centre on Thursday, 21st June, 2018.


A man and a woman, illegal immigrants with nothing in common, find themselves to travelling together just landed in Italy from North Africa and having to pretend to be a married couple in the eyes of three Italian musicians in crisis who have decided to help them to reach Paris.


Nabiha Akkari, Alessio Vassallo, Helmi Dridi, Bianca Nappi, Nando Irene, Giandomenico Cupaiuolo, Annarita del Piano

Director's Notes

The film has as its central theme the conflict that is sometimes generated between the need to realize one’s personal ambitions and the need to live life to the full even when these objectives have not been realised (as yet). A conflict between two fundamental aspects of human existence that often leads one to establish priorities that are misplaced and to forget how very important it is to know how to live one’s personal life to the hilt – come what may. A journey undertaken by these protagonists of Honeymoon that is not only a physical journey but also, and above all, an existential one. It is in fact a journey between characters who are apparently so diverse in their ways yet so close – an occasion to underline how various cultural differences can be shaded out in more ways than one can imagine. The style of the film tends towards the hyper-realistic, with a mood that is essential, direct and introspective. A “dramatic” comedy that try to explain that only by entering wholeheartedly into the game, with courage, simplicity and faith in other human beings can life reserve some pleasant surprises which were unthinkable a while ago.

About the Director

Salvatore Allocca is a director, creative producer and screenplay writer from Rome. After the bachelor's degree in “Literature and Cinema”, He founded in 2006 the Movie and TV Production Company “Vega’s Project” in which He grew up working as head of projects' development, as creative producer and director as well . In 2011 in Italy it was released his first theatrical feature film as a director, “How to find in the right way the wrong man”, distributed by 20th Century FOX. Amongst his early works as a director we remember: “L’incantatore di serpenti, la vita senza freno di Gian Carlo Fusco” (“The Snake Charmer: the unfettered life of Gian Carlo Fusco”), a docu-film on the controversial italian journalist Gian Carlo Fusco, presented in main competition at Milano International Film Festival in 2011; “Gunes”, short film patronized by Amnesty International and presented in main competition at “Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay” in 2011 and winner as Best Short Film at Palena International Film Festival in 2012; “Crackers”, short film winner of the “Cinema Avvenire” Award as Best Short Film at Rome Film Fest in 2006 and winner as Best Short Film at “Capri Art Film Festival” in 2008. Salvatore Allocca has also directed, written, developed and produced commercials, music videos and documentaries, such as “Negli occhi” (Trough The Eyes), a movie on the life and career of the actor Vittorio Mezzogiorno, presented in competition at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia in 2009 and winner of the Italian Silver Ribbon Award in 2010 and of the Golden Globe as Best documentary of Cinematographic Nature; “11 Metri” (The penalty), documentary based on life and career of soccer player Agostino di Bartolomei, presented as special event at Rome Film Fest in 2011.

Note: Film enthusiasts can the attend film screening at 7:00 PM on 21st June, courtesy of the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, at the below address:

Free entry. For security reasons please show your Valid Photo Identity Card.

Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
50-E, Chandragupta Marg (Entry from Nyaya Marg)
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021
Phone: 0091-11-26871901/03/04

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Taranta on the Road - Trailer (YouTube)

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