A sea of wheat

A Tuscany-centric film from Fabrizio Guarducci

Editorial Staff
July 4, 2018 - 11:57

Director and founder of Florence’s Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici Fabrizio Guarducci has turned his kaleidoscopic talent to the world of cinema.


Launched in 2017, Mare di Grano tells the story of an eight-year-old boy named Adam who mysteriously appears one day in a town near Siena. There, he meets Arianna and Martino who join him on his journey to the sea, where Adam hopes to be reunited with his parents. It’s a topical message in our troubled times, softened by the bucolic Tuscan scenery of Chianciano Terme, San Galgano Abbey, Montesiepi Hermitage and Castiglione della Pescaia.


Music echoes emotionally thanks to the original soundtrack by Pino Donaggio, the internationally renowned composer who has worked with the likes of Brian De Palma, Terence Hill and Roberto Benigni.


The film met with critical acclaim at the 2017 Terre di Siena Film Festival, where it won two prizes, and has been nominated as Best Italian Film by Milano International Film Festival (MIFF) and Leonardo Da Vinci Film Society. The international rights have since been acquired by the Paris-based company Wide, which has sold Mare di Grano in China. An agreement has been reached with air companies such as Emirates Airlines, Etihad and Qatar Airways to show Mare di Grano on their routes.


The film (in Italian) is being screened in theaters and summer arenas this August and September. To find out dates and venues, see http://fairplaymovies.com.

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