The first short film by Azienda Tumminello was presented a few days ago at the Milan Expo, within the Sicily Cluster BioMediterraneo . In the belief that the future is tradition, the company relied on the Sicilian director Francesca La Mantia, recently winner of the Expo Città Award with his project “Meet you in Milan” with which he intended to sponsor and enhance the cultural and artistic heritage of the Lombard metropolis through his six most famous works.
The short film , shot in Castelbuono and in the surrounding countryside, has the ability to move, to make us travel through time and traditions, to relaunch the authentic taste of artisan biscuits . Protagonists are nature, tradition, industriousness, natural ingredients and the continuity of the past, present and future. The approach chosen to spread the values of the Tumminello Company is that of narrative communication conveyed through a short film of about 3 minutes dedicated to the flavors of memory. The sign of a time that never seems to have passed can be seen in the sequences child – mother , grown child – aged mother . A story that belongs to yesterday, to today, but also to tomorrow. The director has been able to interpret well the philosophy behind the production of the Tumminello Company, focusing on “Timeless Quality” which testifies to a “timeless passion” for baked goods, a passion transmitted from generation to generation . .
Francesca La Mantia, Latin teacher, screenwriter, film and theater director was born in Palermo where she graduated with full marks in Modern Literature with a thesis on Cineclub in Sicily from the 1950s to today and specializes with honors with a thesis on comparative literature on the epigraphs of The beautiful Antonio di Brancati. He studied film script at the Scuola Cinema del Sud in Palermo, with Paolo Pintacuda, winner of the Solinas Prize. He arrives in Milan in 2013 where he studies theater direction at the Paolo Grassi Academy. She currently works with the director Salvatore Nocita on the drafting of the screenplay for I comici and is involved in the trade union reality of the defense of workers with documentaries and short films of social denunciation. The director is involved in the making of the documentary The memory that remains which will tell the last memories of the Resistance.