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Semina il Vento

Semina il Vento

Danilo Caputo

Italy, France, Greece | 2020 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 91’

"SOW THE WIND conveniently reminds us that the forces of nature do wield powerful energy reserves, which allow them to fight back against attacks and corruption, providing we have a minimum of faith in the future and decide to lift the veil on what’s hidden beneath."
Fabien Lemercier - Cineuropa

festivals & awards

Panorama, Berlinale 2020


21-year-old Nica drops out of her university course in Agronomics and returns home to Apulia in southern Italy after three years away. She finds her father deep in debt, a polluted, devastated region, and olive trees destroyed by a parasite. Everyone seems to have given up in the face of the vast ecological disaster, while her father is obsessed with uprooting the olive grove to make money from the land.

Nica fights with all her might to save the ancient trees. But pollution has also contaminated people's minds, and she will have to face unexpected obstacles...


Sow the Wind
original title

Semina il Vento




Italy, France, Greece

running time


produced by

Okta Film – Italy
JBA Production – France

in co-production with

Rai Cinema – Italy
Graal Films – Greece

directed by

Danilo Caputo

written by

Danilo Caputo, Milena Magnani


Pyramide International

Apulia, south of Italy. Set among olive trees and industrial wrecks, a story of rebellion and rebirth.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2015

Danilo Caputo

Film Director

Paolo Benzi