Sow the Wind

Semina il vento

61st TIFF: Greek premiere

Nina, a 21-year-old agronomy student, leaves Rome and returns to her native Apulia. Her family is in financial dire straits, awaiting the promised state compensation for the area’s dying centuries-old olive trees. This defeatist approach is rejected by Nina, who embarks on a quest to restore balance, having almost religious faith in nature’s survival forces. A mystical blend of social realism and environmental activism that delves into the secrets of ancestral pagan traditions.

Screening Schedule

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Direction: Danilo Caputo
Script: Danilo Caputo, Milena Magnani
Cinematography: Christos Karamanis
Editing: Sylvie Gadmer
Sound: Maximilien Gobiet
Music: Valerio Camporini F
Actors: Yile Yara Vianello, Feliciana Sibilano, Caterina Valente, Espedito Chionna
Production: JBA Production, Okta Film, Graal Films, Rai Cinema
Producers: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Paolo Benzi
Co-producers: Konstantina Stavrianou
Sets: Federica Bologna
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy, France, Greece
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 91΄
Contact: Pyramide International Ilaria Gomarska

Danilo Caputo

Born in 1984, Danilo Caputo grew up in a village near Taranto (Apulia, Italy). At 17, he left for the US where he studied classical music. Three years later, an arm injury forced him to quit music and move back to Europe. Quite lost, he began studying philosophy hoping to find some answers, but he found cinema instead. In 2008 he wrote and directed his first short film (Polvere). Other shorts followed (Banduryst, Il Posto Fisso). In 2011, he moved back to Apulia to shoot his first feature La Mezza Stagione (Late Season), without any budget, with non-professional actors and a tiny but happy crew. The film premiered in 2014 in Karlovy Vary and was selected in various international festivals. Following that adventure, Danilo moved to Paris where he found work as a postman in the 15th arrondissement. At the same time, he started working on what would become Semina il Vento (Sow the Wind). Coproduced between Italy, France and Greece, the shooting took place in the rustic countryside surrounding Taranto, in that very part of Italy that Danilo has been trying to escape for almost two decades, quite unsuccessfully.


2020 Sow the Wind