Luca and Silvana love each other and want to get married, a desire that seems unfeasible for people like them with Down syndrome. After 10 years of waiting and continuous postponements something seems to be moving, and perhaps they will finally be able to achieve their dream. A love story told delicately and deeply that invites us to reflect on the universal right to love and share our life with another person.
Director and subject: Stefano Lisci Production: Massimiliano Gianotti Photography: Beniamino Casagrande Editing: Maria Radicchi e Marco Vitale Original music: Martino Pellegrini Live sound: Ambrose Mbuya Siyanga, Patrick Bruttomesso Sound design: Philippe Gozlan Color correction: Gabriele Cipolla Graphics: Sonia Galluzzo Production Secretariat: Elena Antonin Press office: Valentina Cramerotti
2016, documentary, 62 minutes, Italian | trailer | Buy or rent
For over 70 years, on the border between Italy and Austria, a café built in the shape of a ship has been moored in the snow-capped Dolomites. The captain, Marina, spends the whole day watching over her 33-year-old son, and serving the customers at the same time. The café is also the living room of their home, just a door separating the bar from the rest of the house. The events intertwine and become a choral story from which a tragicomic portrait emerges; a comedy of real life in which the protagonists play the role that life has assigned to them.
Director and subject: Stefano Lisci Photograph: Beniamino Casagrande Editing by Maria Radicchi e Marco Vitale Original music: Martino Pellegrini Live sound: Ambrose Mbuya Siyanga Production coordination: Massimiliano Gianotti Press office: Valentina Cramerotti