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Completed - ITALIAN, FRENCH - Drama - 134 minutes

Log Line

Massimo’s idyllic childhood was shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, he is haunted by his traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open up and confront his childhood wounds…

Previous markets

  • Cannes 2016 (Premiere)
  • Toronto 2016 (Line up)
  • Busan 2016 (Line up)
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Synopsis

Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open up and confront his childhood wounds…

Production

Country(ies) : ITALY, FRANCE

ARGENTINA MIRADA DISTRIBU
AUSTRIA Oct 20, 2017 FILMLADEN GMBH
BELGIUM Dec 14, 2016 CINEMIEN (BELGI
BULGARIA SOFIA INTERNATI
CZECH REPU FILM EUROPE (CZ
DENMARK May 24, 2017 FILMBAZAR
ESTONIA Apr 14, 2017 A-ONE FILMS EST
HUNGARY Feb 23, 2017 CIRKO FILM KFT.
IRELAND Mar 24, 2017 ACCESS CINEMA
JAPAN AYA PRO CO. LTD
LITHUANIA A-ONE FILMS BAL
NORWAY TOUR DE FORCE A
PORTUGAL Apr 06, 2017 ALAMBIQUE
SLOVAKIA FILM EUROPE (SL
SPAIN Feb 10, 2017 VERCINE
SWEDEN Apr 21, 2017 TRIART FILM
TAIWAN SWALLOW WINGS F
UNITED KIN SKYLINE IFE LIM


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Festivals and Awards

Directors' Fortnight 2016 Directors' Fortnight
Toronto - TIFF 2016 Masters
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016 World Cinema
COLCOA 2017 West Coast Premiere


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