A film by Valentina Zucco Pedicini


Sardinia, nowadays. Dal Profondo is entirely shot 500 meters below  the sea level in the Nuraxi Figus coal mine. Patrizia, the only Italian female coal miner, will guide us into most impenetrable places of the last coal mine in Italy and into the souls and stories of her fellow  workers.




Year: 2013
Production country: Italy
Runtime: 73 min; 52 min.
Original language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French



Directed: Valentina Pedicini
Story and screenplay: Valentina Pedicini
Cinematographer: Jakob Stark
Editing: Luca Mandrile
Sound: Martin Fliri
Music: Federico Campana
Producer: Alessandro Borrelli (La Sarraz Pictures srl)



Rome International Film Festival – Best Italian Doc
Al Jazeera International Film Festival – Best Camerawork
Visions du Réel
Annecy Film Festival
Escales Doc Festival
Jean Rouch Documentary Film Festival
1001 Documentary Festival
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
Festival Terra di Cinema
Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil
Mese del Documentario – Doc it Professional Award
IDFA – Sounds Real


Valentina Zucco Pedicini

Valentina Zucco Pedicini was born in Brindisi in 1978. At the age of 18 she moved to Rome where she studied Philology and Italian Linguistics and completed her studies with a research on the Apulian dialect in contemporary cinema. Afterwards she was attending the International School for Documentary Zelig, where she graduated with honors in Directing. Her documentaries are selected for numerous national and international festivals. She won a scholarship in Belgrade with director Milko Manchevski and started to write her new film "Dal Profondo".

The project was selected for the Idfa Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and it won the Premio Solinas 2012, Documentary for Cinema. "Dal Profondo" is her first feature film after "My Marlboro City" (2010, 50’), "Mio sovversivo Amore" (2009, 22’30’’) and "Pater Noster" (2008, 18’ 35’’).


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