( 2022, Italy, 117')
The so-called fourth mafia, established in the Gargano region in southern Italy, is little known, but very dangerous. Two families, the Malatestas and the Camporeales, have been fighting a turf war for a long time. Their feud fires up when Andrea Malatesta and Marilena, the wife of the Camporeale boss, fall in love, a forbidden, impossible love that will mean war.
Pippo Mezzapesa (1980) is a juris doctor who taught himself film. He participated at the 2018 Venice Days programme with Il bene mio and at the 2008 International Film Critics’ Week with Pinuccio Lovero – A Midsummer Death’s Dream. In 2018, Mezzapesa won the Silver Ribbon for social work with another short movie, La giornata, on the story of day labourer Paola Clemente.