The film, set in this region, il Salento, was selected for the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.
It's the story of a family, who in the face of bankruptcy are forced to sell up and move to their dilapidated old farm and find a new way and economy in dealing with every day life.
The director, local boy, Edoardo Winspeare (hello, greatest name ever), in attendance at last nights screening, courtesy of Visioni Paranoique, explained that beyond the film's indirect take on the current financial crisis, and on the hovering vultures who are always floating around to take advantage of someone else's difficulty, the film was an attempt at slow film. It's filmed in its entirety in the agro-rural region of Lecce, with the cast and crew pretty much all locals, locations and post done in the region, and funding sourced by local sponsors and investors.
If you're curious about how life in the south east of Italy looks, you could do worse than tracking this one down. It has a lot going for it, it's well written and acted, and culturally, it doesn't get much more Salentino than this film.