Mysteries (I Misteri)

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Landmark Center Fri, Feb 25, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
ICC Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Original Title:I Misteri
Program:Italian Film Festival
Release Year:2022
Runtime:71 min
Print Source:Giulia Iannello
Associazione Culturale Scarti
Director:Daniele Greco
Mauro Maugeri
Producer:Giulia Iannello
Cinematographer:Mauro Maugeri
Screenwriter:Daniele Greco
Mauro Maugeri
Editor:Antonio Toscano



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LIVE ONLINE FILM DISCUSSION AND Q&A with Directors Daniele Greco and Mauro Maugeri on Sunday, March 6 at 12:00 PM CT.


Four Sicilian popular feasts tell about ancient traditions and spectacular rites–ones often either not well known or considered “extremely dangerous”. In the cyclical alternation of seasons, the communities of either fishermen or farmers spend several months of preparatory work leading up to these events, and finding in them full expression of their collective identity. The ancestral link with the territory is identified with a specific natural element, richly representative of that place. The film is the final stage of the Sicily Folk Doc, a project of a documentary series devoted to Sicilian popular feasts. Its protagonist is the community that spends so many months diligently preparing for these events, finding in them their identity. The project is promoted by Associazione Culturale Scarti (known in the audiovisual sector for the organization of the International Short Film Festival Magma, or Mostra di cinema breve).

IFF is honored to host its WORLD PREMIERE.


Daniele Greco is a freelance video-maker and photo-journalist. Born in 1980, he has experimented various audiovisual genres and developed a true passion for documentaries. He also makes corporate videos and leads television and film vocational training. After his university degree he worked as an accredited freelance journalist. In the field of photography he is committed to exploring the link between the urban aesthetics and its population. He actively collaborates with several photographic entities, such as AGF, Emmeviphoto, Grazia Neri, and Margophoto. His photos have been published in important Italian magazines such as l'Espresso, Tempi, La Stampa, La Repubblica, Oggi, Il Giornale, Libero, Metro. He is responsible for the external communication of the International Short Film Festival known as Magma.

Mauro Maugeri (Catania, 1981) graduated in 2003 from the Department of Television and Film Script-writing, Roma 3 University, Italy. In 2008, he graduated in Literature and Youth Publishing from the Department of Educational Science, Roma 3 University, Italy. Since the 1990’s he has worked as cameraman and film-editor for RAI, Mediaset and local television public procurements. He writes, directs and edits all of his short films. In 2005 he joined the Scarti Cultural Association–promoters of Magma. Since 2006 he has led audiovisual seminars for children and youth in various schools and training organizations. In recent years, he has collaborated with Rai, Mediaset, Sky, Fondazione Vodafone Italia, Eni-Snam, CSC, and the Fondazione con il Sud. He is responsible for the cultural activities of the Territorial Committee of Arci Catania and is a member of the National Board of UCCA (Unione Circoli Cinematografici dell’Arci).

Mauro Maugeri’s short film Acquasanta won the 2020 Building Bridges Awards at The Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Produttore di Elite

Produttore Esecutivo

Luigi Bernardi &


Assitente di produzione

Albert and Susan Colianni Family
Astrid Garino and Massimo Costalonga


Catherine Allan
Nancy Azzam
Bill and Sandra Gengler
Jeff Lotz
Andrea and Vittorio Raimondi

Aiuto Regista

Vito Bongiorno
Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold
Ann Burns
Denise and Giacomo D'Aurora
Elizabeth Fletcher
Stefano Perugini
Joe Pingatore
Nassim and Federico Rossi
Penelope Scialla
David Yarusso

Individual Film Sponsors

Amanda Taylor