Lagunaria directed by Giovanni Pellegrini will be screened at the Salem Film Festival. The title is participating in the Feature Film Section. A Q&A with Director Giovanni Pellegrini follows the screening at the Peabody Essex Museum.
Saturday, March 25th, 17.05, Peabody Essex Museum
The title will be also available for screening online from March 27th until April 2nd.
A lyrical voice from a distant future relays a folk tale about a vanished city that was once among the most famous in the world - Venice, Italy. Amidst legends, rituals and hearsay, the narrator describes its daily life made of boats and its profound evolutionary relationship with the lagoon surrounding it. Immersed in a world somewhere between dream and reality, the audience wonders: Did that city ever exist? Was it ever inhabited, or was it a tourist park? Did it survive the floods and the plagues? Have its inhabitants managed to find a new way of living together? The result is a magical, beautifully shot and indefinite tale of a unique and fragile city that, somehow, speaks of every city on earth today.
Since 2007, Salem Film Fest (SFF) has brought the world's best independent documentaries and their makers to Boston's North Shore. Now the largest international documentary film festival in Massachusetts, the event annually presents features, shorts and special events to a loyal audience of thousands. The festival is mostly run by volunteers through a non-profit entity, Salem Community Arts Center, Inc.
The 16th edition of the Salem Film Festival is being held from March 23rd until April 2nd in a hybrid format.