In this year’s edition, two poetry films will be screened during the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival which will be held between the 24th-26th August. The first film is an adaptation of the poem “Relazzjoni” by Maria Grech Ganado, by Nicky Aquilina and Lyanne Mifsud, which will be screened on Thursday 24th August.
The second film will be screened on Friday 25th August, and is a poetry film of Victor Fenech’s work “Fuq Għoljiet Dingli” by artist and academic Trevor Borg. Both these films will be introduced by film director and lecturer Kenneth Scicluna.
Last year, two poetry films were produced following a call for proposals for the Poetry on Film project. These being Meta Tiġi MariRos, produced by Shadeena Films and based on the poem of the same name by Lilian Sciberras, and and L.O.M.L. by Gilbert Calleja and Matthew Attard, based on Raymond Mahoney’s poem Tibqa’ Int.
Two years ago, local director Edward Said offered a film reinterpretation of Mario Azzopardi’s poem Ried Ikun Jaf. This film features local actors Stephen Grech and Philip Mizzi.
Three years ago, local filmmaker Kenneth Scicluna worked on a short film inspired from Doreen Micallef’s poems Eleġijia and Dedika.
Local actors Erica Muscat, Sharon Bezzina and André Penza tell the story of human relationships, dealing with themes of love, trust and creation. Two women are held together by the emotional distance between them. Faced by the question of creating a new life, their relationship hangs in the balance.
It was screened at the National Book Festival taking place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre between the 12th and the 16th November 2014.