Even with some anti-contagion limitations ordered by the national Government, the elegant well-known event of Sengallia will regularly take place from 19th to 26th of August. The festival will be held in two fascinating locations of the centre of the town: Piazza Garibaldi and the Giardini of Pascoli’s school. The program has been fixed, it includes lots of protagonists of the national and international scene. Among them, Piergiorgio Pulixi, the winner of the prestigious prize Scerbanenco, who will open the festival on August 19th with his book “L’isola delle anime”.
Another relevant name is that of Daria Bonfietti, the president of the Associazione dei Parenti delle vittime della strage di Ustica (Association of the Relatives of the victims of the massacre of Ustica), who, on the same day, in the fascinating location of Piazza Garibaldi, will introduce her book “La strage di Ustica 40 anni dopo”. That represents the first meeting of the expected section consecrated to the civil crime genre, which is a characteristic of the Festival from its very first edition. This gives great relevance to the festival from a national perspective. Other meetings devoted to the relationship between crime stories and civil engagement are also part of the program with Enzo Ciconte and his book “Chi a ucciso Emanuele Notarbartolo?”, who will guide the audience through the discovery of the first mafia murder, which happened in 1893, causing troubles for the incorruptible ancient director of the Banco of Sicily and ancient mayor of Palermo, and with Federica Angeli, who will close the Festival with the introduction of her book “A mano disarmata. Cronaca di millesettecento giorni sotto scorta”, in which she narrates her personal experience started with the death threats she received after the investigations made upon the Spada clan.
In addition to the civil crime genre, another interesting peculiarity of the Festival will be lived again: the attention on the historical crime genre. Those expected to tell us about historical riddles, are the French Maire Vigueur and Elisabeth Crouzet Pavan, who will introduce their book “Le Decapitate. Tre donne nell’Italia del Rinascimento”, and Gabriele Dadati with his book “Nella pietra e nel sangue”, devoted to the mysterious death of Pier Delle Vigne. As always, there will be also some returns, from those of the three close friends of the Festival: Giampolo Simi, who will introduce “L’estate di Piera”, Sandrone Dazieri and Alessandro Robecchi, united in one unusual and fascinating couple, with their book “I misteri di Milano”.
During the course of the Festival, moreover, some videos edited by Fondazione Rosellini concerning the most interesting themes of its collection of crime stories will be published on the following webpage: www.ventimilarighesottoimari.it.