PLOT : This film follows the story of Ada, an elderly woman from Puglia, who has always worked as a housekeeper in a beautiful country villa. Now that the house is for sale, Ada is forced to find another place to live. This is a cruel fate for an old woman without a husband or children, who has devoted her entire life to taking care of a house and a family that are not her own. But Ada is a stubborn and proud woman, and rather than leave to be with her sister and live with a grumpy brother-in-law, she decides not to give the keys back and, in effect, squat in the villa. This is where Irene, the daughter of the owner of the property, comes in, returning from Rome to her hometown to try to resolve the issue. Her mission: convince Ada to move out.
Giorgia Cecere. is an Italian screenwriter and director. She made her screenwriting debut with the film Il ladro di bambini with Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia and Stefano Rulli in 1992. The film received the David di Donatello nomination for Best Screenplay. She was later nominated for a Nastro D’Argento for the films Sangue vivoin (2001) and Il mira coloin (2004). She directed her first film Il primo in caricoin (2010) which received a nomination for the Controcampo Italiano Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2010 and won the N.I.C.E. award in 2011. After writing other screenplays, she directed her second film In un posto bellissimo (2015) and Sulla giostra (2021).
Length 1h 45min
Claudia Gerini, Lucia Sardo, Alessio Vassallo, Paolo Sassanelli,
Production Rai Cinema, with the support of Apulia Film Commission, Anele