Title: La festa è vita. Viva la festa! Year: 2020 Location: Corigliano d’Otranto
A short film with a surreal atmosphere invites you to reflect on the future of the patronal festivals at the time of Covid. In Corigliano d’Otranto, the heart of the Salento Greece, a large “càssarmonicà” and a ‘special’ band are the protagonists of a short film d author, signed by the director Paolo Pisanelli, produced by MarianoLight, thanks to the contribution of many local companies that operate patronal feasts. About 40,000 workers in Puglia are hold back due to the health emergency and the absence of rules to ensure their safe conduct. Patronal festivals, a common good and cultural heritage, are the starting point of The short film and aims to bring attention to the symbolic, identity, cultural and economic void that is causing the failure of these events expected by all devotees who recognize themselves as a community around the sacred symbols and virtues of their Saints Patroni. And throughout the summer, at sunset every weekend, in Corigliano d’Otranto the càssarmonicà will resound music band songs throughout the country to continue giving voice to all the patronal feasts that we continue to exist.