Four different women, but bound by a common guilt: the infanticide. Inside a judicial psychiatric hospital, they spend their time expiating a sentence which is mainly inner: the sense of guilt for a gesture what has made useless their existence.
From the forced living together, new friendly relationship born and everyone can read the guilty inside the other.
From the confessions, born a comfort that doesn’t completely succeed to alleviate the suffering, but that makes appear these women, like innocent guilty.
Clara atones for the effects of a life based on an appearing normality, she isn’t able to express her emotions and believes to have not ever felt them.
Rina is a girl-mother, she has drowned her daughter into the bathtub to practice on her euthanasia.
Eloisa, passionate and direct, she continue to deny of having killed her son: only an appearing cynicism.
Vincenza, despite a deeply religious faith, she will be the only one to complete a definitive action against herself.
She has still two sons, outside, and writes them pages of letters which will never arrive to destination.
Director: FABRIZIO CATTANI
Length: 93′ Minutes
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Story and Screenplay: FABRIZIO CATTANI, GRAZIA VERASANI Based on the novel of Grazia Verasani “FROM MEDEA” (SIRONI EDITORE) Cinematography: FRANCESCO CARINI (A.I.C.)
Film Editing: PAOLA FREDDI
Music: PAOLO VIVALDI,
Production design: DANIELE FRABETTI
Costume design: TERESA ACONE, SANDRA CIANCI
Produced by: THE COPRODUCERS, FASO FILM, IPOTESI CINEMA
Cast: ANDREA OSVART , MONICA BIRLADEANU, CHIARA MARTEGIANI, MARINA PENNAFINA, DANIELE PECCI, ELODIE TRECCANI, PASCAL ZULLINO, GIULIA WEBER with the participation of LIA TANZI
SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY (SETTE OPERE DI MISERICORDIA)
Luminita, a young illegal immigrant living on the edge of a shanty town, has hatched a plan to get herself out of her predicament.
To carry it through she bumps into Antonio, a sick and mysterious old man.
The clash between the two of them is unavoidable and harsh, and leads to unforeseeable consequences”¦
Directors: GIANLUCA and MASSIMILIANO DE SERIO
Length: 103 MINUTES
Language: ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Screenplay: GIANLUCA and MASSIMILIANO DE SERIO
Cinematography: PIERO BASSO
Film Editing: STEFANO CRAVERO
Music: PLUS (MINUS&PLUS)
Costume design: CAROLA FENOCCHIO
Produced by ALESSANDRO BORRELLI for LA SARRAZ PICTURES Coproduced by ELEFANT FILMS
Cast: ROBERTO HERLITZKA, OLIMPIA MELINTE, IGNAZIO OLIVA, STEFANO CASSETTI, COSMIN CORNICIUC
THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE (LA DONNA DELLA MIA VITA)
The story of two brothers, Leonardo and Giorgio, with opposite personalities.
Leonardo is reliable and sensitive, Giorgio is erratic and a womanizer. Their mother, Alba, who has a tendency to be overly controlling, tries to keep them together.
She succeeds, at least until the day Giorgio discovers that Leonardo’s new fiancee Sara is none other than his former lover, to whom he shamelessly lied, even telling her that he had a son.
From that moment on everything changes: feelings, relationships, and what once seemed like order become utter chaos – until, as always, Alba can restore harmony in the family.
But not before there are twists and surprises
Director: Luca Lucini
Length: 96 Minutes
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Story: Cristina Comencini
Screenplay: Giulia Calenda; Teresa Ciabatti
Cinematography: Alessandro Bolzoni
Film Editing: Fabrizio Rossetti
Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci, Massimo Cantini Parrini
Music: Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia
Production Design: Totoi Santoro
Produced by CATTLEYA in collaboration with UNIVERSAL PICTURES NTERNATIONAL
Cast: Luca Argentero, Alessandro Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Valentina Lodovini, Giorgio Colangeli
ROUGH HANDS (AYADIN KHACHINA)
Mustapha is a fortyyear-old barber in Casablanca.
His clients are retired high-ranking government officials and power brokers in Morocco.
On the side, Mustapha has an underground business “facilitating” paperwork, using his privileged access to these retired bigwigs to grease the wheels of bureaucracy.
While his operation thrives, Mustapha keeps a shameful secret: he is illiterate, and has hired Said to assist him with managing appointments and tracking transactions.
Zakia, Mustapha’s next door neighbour, is a thirty-year-old schoolteacher whose fiancé, Driss, has immigrated to Spain.
Zakia longs to join Driss, but a visa seems impossible to secure. She learns that strawberry-picking season in Spain is imminent and a company is hiring Moroccan women to do the harvesting, granting them temporary work visas.
The women have to be married with children and, most importantly, they must have rough hands.
She asks Mustapha to forge her papers and gets her mother to concoct a special cream that will make her hands coarse.
The papers are processed, but Zakia’s hands fail the test”¦.
Rough Hands, Mohamed Asli’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut in Casablanca Angels Don’t Fly, is a bold indictment of the kind of society produced by a corrupt police state, and a sharp study of how abuse can pervade both a system and everyday life.
Asli’s protagonists are neither thugs with a heart nor innocent victims; they are at once guilty and compelling, poor folk who bend the system in the pursuit of mundane aspirations, such as the simple need to secure a living.
Director: Mohamed Asli
Length: 97 Minutes
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
Story and Screenplay: Mohamed Asli
Cinematography: Giovanni Battista Marras
Film Editing: Raimondo Aiello
Music: Stephan Micus, Saro Cosentino
Production Design: Mohamed Bouhfid
Produced by: Mohamed Asli (Dagham Films)
Cast: Mohamed Bastaoui, Houda Rihana, Abdessamad Miftah Lkheir, Amina Rachid, Aicha Mahmah, Rachid Nekmouche