The Code of Silence

The Code of Silence

Directed by: Francesco Costabile
When a mother’s secret leads to a very dangerous choice for her daughter.

Italian with Eng Subs

PLOT : Rosa was just a young girl when she lost her mother. Since then, she has lived with her uncle and aunt in a remote town in Calabria. When her mother’s involvement with the mafia begins to catch up to her, Rosa is forced to face the consequences of her mother’s actions as she makes her own way in the world. Rosa must decide how far she is willing to go to break out of the mafia while being drawn into its immense power and pull. In a dramatic and dark film, audiences follow Rosa as she breaks the code of silence and steps into the unknown.

Francesco Costabile. is an Italian director and screenwriter. His filmmaking journey began in 2001 with the short film La sua gamba (2001), winning second prize in the competition preview category at the Bellaria Film Festival. From there, Costabile went on to produce two more short films, and four documentaries notably L'abito e il volto -Incontro con Piero Tosi (2009) which won the audience award at the Biografilm Festival in 2010. He made In un futuro aprile (2019) with co-director Federico Savonitto, which won best film at the Asolo Art Film Festival and the Biografilm Festival and was a finalist at the 2021 Nastri d'Argento Awards. Costabile makes his directorial debut with the film Una femmina (2022) which has received two nominations for best non-original screenplay and best directorial debut for the 2022 David di Donatello Awards.

Length 2h 0min
Year 2022

Cast Fabrizio Ferracan, Lina Siciliano, Luca Massaro, Francesca Ritrovato, Vincenzo De Rosa, Mario Russo, Simona Malato, Anna Maria De Luca,
Distribution Medusa Film Italy
Production O' Groove, Tramp Limited, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Fondazione Calabria Film Commission

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    The Distillery District, Spirit Cinema
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