La mafia non è più quella di una volta
special screening introduced by Franco Maresco
19 november 2019 h 20:30, Margherita Multisala, Acireale (CT)
Franco Maresco will present the controversial film "La mafia non è più quella di una volta" and he will meet his audience in Acireale once again, after chairing the jury of Magma 2018.
In 2017, 25 years after the Capaci and Via D’Amelio bombings, Franco Maresco decided to make a new film. He drew inspiration from a recent work he had dedicated to Letizia Battaglia, the photographer now in her eighties who has used her pictures to tell the story of the Mafia wars and was included in The New York Times 2017 list of “the eleven women around the world who have marked our times”.
Maresco felt the need to feature alongside Letizia a figure from the other side of the fence: Ciccio Mira, the ‘legendary’ organiser of street parties who had already played a leading role in Maresco’s 2014 documentary Belluscone. Una storia siciliana.
In the few years that separate the two films, Mira seems to have changed. Perhaps he is seeking redemption, as a man and as a manager, to the point of organising a peculiar event at the Zen in Palermo: a concert of Neomelodic singers for Falcone and Borsellino. And yet his words still betray a certain nostalgia for “the old-time Mafia.”