Where the shadows fall
Original Language: italiano
Running time: 95 minutos
Genre: Thriller psicológico / drama
Anna and Hans, a nurse and her assistant in an old nursing home, have the souls of two "children" trapped in adults’ bodies.
Trapped in time and space, they move about the rooms and gardens of what was once an orphanage as if leading a complete life from childhood to death; as if there were no more welcoming place on earth than the one that imprisoned them in childhood.
From the past, Gertrude reappears – an old woman with a kind manner. Everything seems to precipitate; the ribbon of horror appears to be rewound.
The evil is white, like Gertrude’s gown, like the walls of the western wing, the torture area. The facility then loses its current shape and goes back to being what it was: a cruel shelter for Yenish children taken away from their families, the temple of a eugenics project spearheaded by Gertrude herself.
Anna, a slave to that place and to a painful childhood that never ends, forcefully resumes her search for Franziska, her beloved friend from a life she has long ago lost all traces of, and that she searches for everywhere, ceaselessly.
Inspired by a true story – by seven hundred true stories.
CAST AND CREW
FEDERICA ROSELLINI - Anna
JOSAFAT VAGNI - Hans
LUCREZIA GUIDONE - Franziska
Director and screenwriters: VALENTINA PEDICINI