PLOT : Fidela is the village witch. She cures bad omens and gives birth to all of the other people's children, but never to her own. Her only rule is that no man can touch her. To protect her knowledge, she is permitted to adopt other seventh-born girls who are similar to her. All the old dogmas fall to pieces when Bastiana, an American girl, becomes her illegitimate child. Fidela learns the startling beauty of being a mother and a woman, like anybody else, as a result of the contrast between her and her daughter. Bastiana's arrival launches a quiet but potent revolution that has the capacity to expose every vice of the human spirit. The revolution takes place in a timeless location created by monitoring eyes, where sexual and personal activities only take place in the dark.
Marisa Vallone. who was born in 1986, received her first diploma from the Fine Arts Academy. She earned a director's degree from Rome's National Film School (CSC). Visual arts, art direction, and multimedia design have all been a part of her work. Vallone has participated in a number of shows, international festivals, and groups that produce video art and install works of art. Her greatest work, "La Carna Triste," a Rai Cinema and Apulia Film Commission co-production, stands out among her shorts and institutional commitments.
Length 1h 44min
Paola Sini, Valentina Lodovini, Jan Bijvoet,
Distribution Corinth Films
Production Fidela Film, Armeni GES Productions