Puglia becomes Syria in director Malegori’s film Shukran

Shukran the first work by director Pietro Malegori based on the book of the same name by Giovanni Terzi, published by Piemme Mondadori arrives in cinemas tomorrow and will stay there until 10 July. The film, shot in a number of towns and cities in the provinces of Lecce, Taranto and Bari, is produced by Guia Invernizzi Cuminetti and Emanuele Berardi for Addictive Ideas, together with 3 Marys Entertainment, Frame by Frame and Rosebud Entertainment Pictures, and with the contribution of the Apulia Film Fund by the Apulia Film Commission and the Apulia Region from the resources of the Apulia 2014-2020 OPC and in association with Intesa Sanpaolo.



The film, distributed by Eagle Pictures with Italian subtitles, tells the story of a child heart surgeon who is faced with the most difficult decision of his life while in Syria there is civil war, with the people rising up against the Assad regime. The protagonists are Shahab Hosseini, Camelia Jordana and Antonio Folletto. “Apulia was an incredible discovery for us,” say producers Invernizzi Cuminetti and Berardi. “We reconstructed the different areas of Syria, particularly in Salento, in Gravina di Ginosa and Altamura. In Apulia, “we found humanity and friendship that supported us in the difficult moments, which in a complex production like Shukran were obviously many,” they continue, also thanking “Apulia Film Commission for believing in the project and its value”.


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