21st SALENTO INTL FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION

GLOBAL
ARMONY

A film by Fabio Massa

Country: Italy Year: 2024 Duration: 94 min. Language: English Subtitles: Italian

A social drama full of gripping twists, suspense and intrigue, set on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Tunisia, where children, love, friendship, betrayal and the atavistic struggle between good and evil are the protagonists of a film that will keep the audience in suspense. Richard Foster, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, grew up in a very wealthy family in New York City, but his moral compass led him to leave the family’s corporate empire to found the New York-based “Global Harmony Foundation”. York. Richard’s life soon takes a dramatic turn. While in Italy, after being a guest on a popular television talk show, Richard is returning to his hotel when he witnesses a car accident that leads to the death of a woman. In that tragic scene, Richard suddenly finds himself having to help deliver a baby girl. The adoption of that little girl will change the course of his life forever… A film that explores the depths of human emotions, intertwining destinies and questioning the very concept of family and belonging.

Director

Fabio Massa

Fabio Massa was born in Castellammare di Stabia (NA) in 1984 and began his film career thanks to Aurelio Grimaldi, who chose him for a role in the film “Rosa Funzeca” (special event at the Venice Film Festival, 2002). After having participated in television series such as “Un posto al sole” and “La squad” on Rai 3, he obtained his first important role in the film “Io non ci helmet” (2008) by Pasquale Falcone, co-produced by Maria Grazia Cucinotta and distributed from Medusa. Massa continues to work in short films, often also as a director, and in national and international commercials. He returns to the cinema with directors such as Barbara Rossi Prudente in “Esterno sera” (2011) and again with Pasquale Falcone in “And if I bought a chair” (2016) and “A.lessandra, a great love and nothing more” (2020 ).

Fabio Massa also tries his hand as an actor and director in three films: “Effetto domino” (2017), “Never forever” (2020), which earned him the Best Drama Actor award at the Cinema and Fiction Gala, and “Global Harmony” (2023), an international project to be released in 2024. During the 2020 lockdown, he made a video starring his son Christian, chosen by Gabriele Salvatores for the documentary “Viaggio in Italia”, produced by Indiana Production with Rai Cinema.

Filmography

Cast
& Credits

DIRECTOR: Fabio Massa SCREENWRITER: Fabio Massa, Diego Olivares PHOTOGRAPHY: Gianni Mammolotti EDITING: Davide Franco . MUSIC: Silvio Vassallo PRODUCERS: Matthew Stegemiller, Fabio Massa, Rocco Buongiorno.CAST: Enrico Lo Verso, Morgan David Jones, Rasha Bilal, Randal Paul, Fabio Massa , Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Tomas Arana, Denny Mendez.

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