It is said that a wolf roams in the Park of La Favorita in Palermo. No one has ever really seen it. Yet people swear they heard it howling at night. Is it a fantasy? Is it an expression of superstitions and tales? Many stray dogs live in the park. Two sisters take care of them every day. Among the thick branches and crowns, certain people hand secrets out , kids play hide-and-seek, runners pass by and some prostitutes wait for sporadic clients in the sunlight.
At night the scenery changes: tones become more confidential and in the dark intimacy, ife stories, obsessions and memories of those seeking refuge in the park resound among the branches. The inhabitants of this microcosm are gradually revealed and the park is transformed, creating a dimension in which a sometimes crude and bitter reality blends with the fairy tale, where everyone's ghosts, demons and passions are left free, protected and hidden by the trees.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Virginia Nardelli was born in Trento in 1991.
In 2013 she graduated in Communication Design at the Polytechnic of Milano.
In 2014 she attended the documentary course at L'Aura scuola di Ostana.
In 2014 she attended a writing course on the creative documentary called “Narrate the
adventure”, organized by Zelig film school and SteFilm production company.
In 2017 she co-directs an episode of a web-series produced by the Goethe Institute:
"Houzayfa'sitems", shot in Istanbul.
The same year, again in Istanbul, she recorded and cataloged the voices for the dubbing of the
animated part of the film "Samouni’s Road" by Stefano Savona.
In 2019 she graduated in documentary filmmaking at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in
Palermo with the feature film: "There's a Wolf in the Park of the King".Now she is part of the cultural association "La Bandita" based in Palermo, where she develops
documentary projects with a collective of authors.