FIREWORKS, the new shortfilm of Giacomo Abbruzzese, is in pre-production. It will be shot in Taranto, South of Italy.
The main role will be played by the Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri. He had his first cinema role in The band's visit (french title La visite de la fanfare, italian title La banda), in Competition for Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival of 2007, which earned him the Ofir Prize (Israeli Oscar) for Best Supporting Actor. Afterward he played the protagonist of Salt of this sea (french title, Le sel de la mer), also in Competition at Cannes Film Festival for Un certain regard 2008. He recently played the leading actor of The time that remains (french title Le temps qu'il reste, italian title Il tempo che ci rimane) of Elia Suleiman, selected for the Main Competition of Cannes Film Festival 2009.
FIREWORKS is a production of Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, with the support of Apulia Film Commission.