WINNER: Best Film, Terra di Siena Film Festival
The latest production starring the Muse of Italian Film, Claudia Cardinale, Ultima Fermata is the exceptional story of several generations of men and women whose lives had been bound by a legendary train line in Southern Italy. As the time ebbed by over the 20th Century, the railway line observed the departures and arrivals of entire families. Like a mute spectator it witnessed stories of love and hate, joy and sorrow, as time ticked by on the track line.
Francesco Capossela, a captain of the Military Police in Torino, returns to the South for the funeral of his father Domenico who was the train conductor of the AvellinoRocchetta Sant'Antonio train line, not currently in use anymore and soon to be fully decommissioned.
When he finds a secret diary which belonged to his father, Francesco sees a new side to his father, and discovers the many lives that Domenico had touched during his years as a conductor travelling along the historic railway line.
With the support of the Italian Institute of Culture In association with Peroni Nastro Azzurro. With Special Guest Claudia Cardinale
Photograph: Ciro Prota