A woman, a brigatist, from her cellar, talks about herself, tells her story, relives her life, her thoughts and reasons, through the story of another woman, Anna. Anna is the best friend of the brigatist's son, Salvatore. He feels himself alone, he loves his mother but he hates her past because it stole her from him. He starts to understand his mother thanks to Anna and her strength. As a matter of fact, Anna decides to realize an enterprise and involves in it Salvatore and the companion of his mother, Guglielmo. Anna wants to steal the coffin of a communist, who was, in the meantime, the man she loves. Anna is moved by ideas of freedom similar to those of Salvatore's mother. Anna's passion overwhelms their everyday life. A boy and a girl, apparently without an aim, change their lives, and understand life, and do politics, through a strange one day journey in the countryside, territory of the childhood of a mother and brigatist, of her doubts and hopes.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Chiara Ortolani studied Cinema at Roma Tre University, she gained a degree in Dams, faculty of Letter and Philosophy, with a thesis in Aesthetics of Cinema . Her first short ("La festa delle donne") was projected in Todi during a play by Isabella Martelli ("Le donne al parlamento", 2007). She was selected in order to attend the creative writing and screenwriting course Laboratorio RaiEri at via Teulada, in Rome. She attended the following laboratories: Workshop of Theatre Directing held by Stefano Alleva in Todi ( July 2011).
Laboratory of Filmmaking held by Adriano Tagliavia and Giulio Reale and Gianmaria Scibilia in Rome, at act Multimedia School (June 2013)
Laboratory of screenwriting held by Marco Pettenello, in Rome (May 2013)
Laboratory of visual arts held by Lino Strangis, in Rome (January 2013)
In 2012 the short "Decoupage" was projected in Palazzo del Vignola, Todi, during Caravanserraglio events. The same short was also projected and presented during Todi Arte Festival (2012).
Other shorts are: “Feet’s fingers”, short (2011); “Una vita per lo gnocco” (A life for the “gnocco”), short (2009).