Country: Italy
Year: 1998
Duration: 24'

Giulia is about to leave Milan in order to join Pasquito, who lives a long way from her in Marseilles. Her doubts and uncertainties about the future are strong and pressing. Giulia's grandmother is waiting for her in her mysterious house. She might be able to help Giulia. Dreamy and lucid at the same time, she gives her a suitcase with a whole sweet and eccentric story of her family to be remembered and continued. This is an essential and weird piece of baggage, thanks to which her awaited moment will arrive and she will know that she is finally leaving. "I wanted to make a film like a fairy tale. The time and place of this story are for me an abstraction of the time and place of a fairy tale - a bitter fairy tale because it tells of a leaving and it is painful to leave without betraying or forgetting" (François Farellacci).


film director

François Farellacci

François Farellacci, in collaboration with Institutions such as Le Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo, France Culture and Centre Pompidou, has created different works that place themselves inbetween documentary, fiction, video art and photography. He has already presented various shorts and documentaries in Torino: Famille (2009), winner of the AVANTI! award, and L’île des morts (2012). In 2014, in collaboration with Laura Lamanda, he made Lupino, winner of the Solinas award for cinema documentary, selected and awarded in several international festivals amongst which the Filmmaker Festival in Milan (Youth Jury award), the Brive festival (CINE award and Youth Jury award) and Visions du Réel. Since 2015 he is member of the board of Directors of SRF- Société des réalisateurs de films.


L’età forte (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 1998), Volo sulla città (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 1998), Stay (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 2001), Winterspleen (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, cm, 2003), Qui guide qui (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, doc., 2003), Resurrezioni (coregia/codirector Laura Lamanda, 2004), Famille (mm, doc., 2009), L’île des morts (doc., 2012).


& Credits

Director: François Farellacci.
Plot: Laura Lamanda.
Screenplay: Laura Lamanda, François Farellacci.
Director of photography: Pierre Cottereau.
Art director: Laetitia Farellacci.
Sound: Sammy Nekib.
Editor: Bertrand Collard.
Cast: Laura Lamanda, Maria Conti, Luigi Distinto, Francesco Italiano, Pia Lanciotti, Olivia Manescalchi.
Production company: Anna Spadoni, François Farellacci, Laura Lamanda, via Milazzo 3, 20052 Monza (MI), Italy, tel. +39-39-2310864, fax +39-362-340959.




Best Film Spazio Italia Competition