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Shelter Me

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Shelter Me (Riparo - Anis tra di noi)

Shelter Me (Riparo - Anis tra di noi)

original title:

RIPARO - ANIS TRA DI NOI

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

production:

Inthelfilm, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, Adésif (Paris)

country:

Italy/France

year:

2006

film run:

100'

format:

35mm - colour

aspect ratio:

1:1.85

release date:

18/01/2008

festival & awards:

Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them. Gradually Anis establishes himself in the life of the couple and for a brief moment, the three manage to help and support each other in an unusual and emotionally intricate relation. Yet this precarious balance is short-lived: Anis loses his job and is rejected by Mara who he has fallen in love with and Anna has to witness her idyllic domestic arrangement fall to pieces. “SHElTER” portrays three human beings, diverse from each other and the majority, compelled to deal, with compassion, trust and fear, with issues raised by sexual orientation, coming of age, immigration and work related problems.