SÒNE: directed by Daniel Kemény participates at ATIEFF Apricot Tree IDFF (Feature-Lenght Competition 2022).
Forty years ago 2000 people lived there, today Pietrapaola, in Calabria, is home to 200 people. I was born there, the son of two Germans who ended up there, who knows how it works, I had not been there for twenty years. Where are the others? And the stories?
I began to hear everything I found in Pietrapaola: the working instruments, the poems, the karaoke singers, the serenades. I understood that the art of life nestles in the intervals between the music, in the pauses, in the “tranquillitudine”.
Apricot Tree Ujan International Film Festival
Established in 2015 by Filmadaran Film Culture Development NGO, Apricot Tree (ATIEFF) is an annual documentary film festival that takes place in September in the Armenian village of Ujan. Not only do selected participants get to see their films projected on the big screen in Ujan’s park under the open sky, but they live among the villagers in their houses, share bread and watch films with them and get to experience Armenian culture first-hand. With the stated aim of decentralizing the cultural life in Armenia, where most cultural events take place in the capital, by making the rural population an active part of it, we value creativity and genuineness, and the authentic setting of the village is perfect for film professionals to share ideas in a free and friendly environment, resulting in a true intercultural dialogue. Guests and participants are invited to take part in discussions, Q&A’s, folk concerts and daily excursions to various historical-cultural monuments in Armenia.