In Rome stands a Palace. The owner, a renaissance patron, offers his friends rent-free apartments, embracing the joyfully ambitious causes of his guests.
Among these causes, the endless production of an art film. A ‘kolossal’ directed by the self-taught Mauro.
Unfortunately the tragedy is lurking behind the corner. Mauro dies at the age of 45. And now, for the first time in the history of this building, people are facing a delicate heritage: who could finish his film? The Palace’s guests, comrades in adventure, have to face this harsh task in a vertigo of digital ghosts.
Hours of film emerge from the archives, with which they could give meaning to their lives and eventually, to the “Palace” in everybody’s lives.
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)