PLOT : When Vlada Koza, a Ukrainian woman, unexpectedly becomes a grandmother she travels to Sicily, from her home in the Carpathian mountains, to stay with her daughter. While her daughter appreciates the gesture, Vlada is suffocatingly attentive. Without hesitation her daughter kicks her out, leaving her to navigate Sicily alone and penniless. A chance encounter makes her the unlikely governess of the Don Fredo family, a dysfunctional mafia family struggling to evolve in a modern world. Within the walls of Villa Laganà, Vlada’s desire to care for people brings a palpable feeling of well-being to the discordant Don Fredo family.
Giovanni Dota. grew up in Ponticelli, on the outskirts of Naples. With a Master’s Degree from the Cinema, Television and Cinematography School of Naples Dota’s career began with his short film thesis Inferno 18. He has worked as showrunner and assistant director for several short films, transitioning into television with the show Gomorrah. In 2015 he directed the short film Tutto quello che non ci siamo detti, which won several awards in Italy. He currently studies Film Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. In 2018 his short film Until the End was selected to premier at the Venice International Film Critics Awards.
Length 1h 43min
Giovanni Calcagno, Yuliia Sobol, Irma Vitovska, Giuditta Vasile, Gabriele Circirello, Vincenzo Prirrotta,
Distribution FILM.UA GROUP
Production Pepito Produzioni, FILM.UA GROUP