The photo below was taken during the Sunday Matinee (held on the 14th December 2014) as part of the final day of the 11th edition of the Italia Film Festival in Malta. This year the festival featured four films from the collection ‘Il Commissario Montalbano’ (Detective Montalbano) who tries to solve crimes taking place in Sicily. The actor Peppino Mazzotta (who attended the festival) plays the role of Inspector Fazio in the films. The film that was shown at Birmula Heritage House was ‘Una Voce di Notte’ based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri (with actors Luca Zingaretti, Peppino Mazzotta and Cesare Bocci among others).
The photo shows part of the participants and Director Arturo Mingardi explaining about the series ‘Il Commissario Montalbano’, about the actors, about the novels of Andrea Camilleri and the locations of the film in the Ragusa province of southern Sicily. Mingardi explained that the producers and Camilleri, noticing the popularity of the Italian Film Festival in Malta (especially with the collaboration and support of Bir Mula Heritage and the Cottonera Resource Centre – University of Malta) have also shown interest to film one of the next films in locations in both Sicily and Malta.