Apennine is a film diary shot between August 2016 and the same month one year later, showing life during the year of the earthquakes in the Central Apennines, the mountains in Central Italy. It is an intimate and ironical journey, lyrical and geometric, in which the story of life in a seismic area becomes the instrument for reflecting on the very meaning of documentary filmmaking. Apennine ends Emiliano Dante's triology of the post-earthquake, after Into the Blue (2009) and Habitat - Personal notes (2014).
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Emiliano Dante debuted as a director in 2003 with a series of shorts about living, The Home Sequence Series. After making other shorts, he made two documentaries about life after an earthquake, Into the Blue (2009) and Habitat - Note personali (2014), both of which were presented at the Torino FF, the start of a trilogy, which concludes with Appennino. Besides documentaries, he also directed the fiction feature film Limen (2013). His work reflects a concept of radical authorship, personally making all the artistic components (screenplay, editing, music, cinematography and, when called for, animation). He is also a photographer and essayist. He teaches History of Contemporary Arts in the University of L'Aquila.
The Home Sequence Series (2003-05, doc. series), Into the Blue (2009, doc.), Limen (2013), Payphones (2006, doc.), Habitat - Personal Notes (2014, doc.), Apennine (2017, doc.).