In the heart of Rome, face to Saint Peter’s, stands a Palace. The owner, like a renaissance patron, has once been offering shelter to a bizarre group of friends, embracing their joyfully ambitious causes. The perfect hideout from where to pursue the most aleatory artistic projects, far from the hassles of life.
Now in their 50s’, they are suddenly reunited by the premature death of their charismatic leader, Mauro. He left something tangible to the group of friends: hours of footage where he directed them in the most diverse roles, a supposed masterpiece that was never finished, and now a a mirror reflecting images from the past. The mourning, in the shudder of a moment, shakes the numbed spirits, leading them into a radical confrontation with their future.
Federica Di Giacomo is graduated in Anthropology at Florence University. Her latest film Libera Nos won the Orizzonti Award at Venice Film Festival 2016 as Best Feature Film, the Solinas Prize as Best Documentary, the Madrid Film Festival and the Doc/it Award; it was shortlisted as Best Documentary for the Silver Ribbon, David di Donatello Award and European Film Award (EFA). Among her previous works Il lato grottesco della vita (2006), awarded at Torino Film Festival (Premio Cipputi e Premio Avanti), selected in many international film festivals and Housing (2009), premiered at Locarno Film Festival and selected at CPH Rotterdam, HotDocs Toronto, Marfici Argentina, Thessaloniki film festival.
Director: Federica Di Giacomo
Authors: Federica Di Giacomo, Andrea Sanguigni
D.o.p.: Clarissa Cappellani
Editing: Edoardo Morabito
Sound: Danilo Romancino
Production: Dugong Films (IT), Agat Films (FRA)