A family

Sebastiano Riso


black” story inspired by true events. It’s a movie where everything – places, images, and feelings – has dark and dramatic shades. 

Vincent was born fifty years ago near Paris, but has cut off every link with his roots. Maria, fifteen years younger, grew up in Ostia, but no longer sees her family. Together they form a couple that does not seem to need anyone and lead a secluded life in the indolent and distracting Rome of our days, an ideal cradle for those who want to live away from prying eyes. Furthermore, Vincent and Maria are good at blending in with their environment: when they take the metro, they sit close, tenderly embraced. Sometimes they dine at a restaurant, more engaged with looking into each other’s eyes than at the food on their plates. When they return home, they make love with the passion of young lovers in a suburban apartment that she has carefully furnished. Yet, at a closer look, their everyday life betrays what lies behind their so normal appearance: a life project carried out by him with clear determination and accepted by her only by virtue of unconditional love. A plan to help couples who cannot have children. When she arrives at the point where her instinct tells her that this should be her last pregnancy, Maria decides that it is time to create a real family. This choice brings with it an inevitable consequence: a rebellion towards Vincent, the man of her life.

In competition at Panorama of European Cinema 2017, Greek Film Critics Association Award
In competition at the Venice Film Festival 2017
Partecipation at G
öteborg Film Festival 2018, section Five Continents

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