SYNOPSIS

In Rome, near St. Peter, stands a Palace. As in a Renaissance court, the owner, a fallen aristocrat, offers shelter from life’s oppressions – rent-free accommodation to friends. Thus this building becomes a favored place to fulfill one’s desires. But unfortunately, all the guests who benefited from the owner’s patronage never came out of the Palace.

THE DIRECTOR

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.

CREDITS

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)