One Metre Below the Fish


One metre below the fish is a poetical diary of an exotic journey in an unforgottable land: the mouth of the Po.
The traveller discovers an unknown place where people live under the sea level.
It is also a journey through memories.
Fifty years ago the well known director Florestano Vancini did several documentaries upon this region. They re-appear in the film to disclose a forgotten past.
Fishermen, a charming poet, unusual people are the charachters of this unpredictable journey together with the hidden traveller that finally disappears inside an overwhelming nature.

Written and Directed by Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi
Edited by Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi
Photography by Michele Mellara
Music by Emiliano Grilli
Music Consultant Moreno Mari
Sound recordist Alessandro Rossi
Speaker Mauro Marchese
Mixing by Nicola Bagnoli
Executive Producer Ilaria Malagutti
Produced by Mammut Film
Archive Material Extracts from documentary films by Florestano Vancini and Giovanni Marangoni
Time Lenght 58’
Format DVcam

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Distribution: Vitagraph
Home Video: Ermitage Cinema CG (2005), Italy
Festivals and prizes
Premio Avanti e Premio Velambiente al XXIV Bellaria Film festival 2006
Menzione speciale al IX Torino Cinemambiente 2006
Nomination al Golden Panda 2007 (Cina)
Premio Miglior Fotografia al Sole e Luna Doc Festival (Palermo) 2008
Secondo Premio Miglior Documentario Delta Film Festival (Adria), 2009
VII Videopolis 2006
IX Genova Film Festival 2006
XIII Premio “Libero Bizzarri” 2006
VI Rovinj Italian Film festival 2006
Festival di Siena “Hai visto mai?”2006
Festival del Mare 2006
Festival dei Castelli Romani 2006
Rodi Eco Film Festival 2007
Flaiano Film Festival 2007 (Pescara)
Blues Festival 2007 (Rovigo)
Territori in Festival 2007 (Montecatini)
Ecomeeting Festival 2007 (Massa)
Sea&Tv Festival 2007 (La Maddalena)
EcoFilm Festival 2007 (Formello- Roma)
X Mediterranean Doc Film Festival 2007 (Lavrio Grecia)
Milano Doc festival 2008
Passaggio a Sud Est (Roma) 2008
TuttaPorto (Palermo) 2008
Parma Video Festival, 2009
Italiani Brava Gente (Firenze) 2009

Screenings Cinema Lumière of Cineteca di Bologna, La casa del Cinema di Roma, Cinema Jolly di Piacenza, Cinema Tiberio di Rimini, il Cinema del carbone di Mantova, Cinema all’aperto di Cesenatico, Cinema all’aperto di Lido di Classe, Cinema all’aperto di Adria, Circolo fratelli Marx Argelato (Bologna), CISL sala Bondioli (Bologna), Rovigo Blues Festival, Argelato (Bologna), Bagnacavallo (Forlì); Filmstudio (Roma).
07.04.2008 proiezione al Mercato, Argenta, Ferrara
09.04.2008 proiezione al Cinema Sarti, Cervia, Cesena
03.12.2009 proiezione Sala della Musica, Cà Tiepolo, Rovigo
30.03.2010 proiezione Cinema Azzurro Scipioni (Roma)

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