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21 October 2017

That God Be Here

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That God Be Here (Deu ci sia)

That God Be Here (Deu ci sia)

original title:

DEU CI SIA

directed by:

cast:

Mario Olivieri, Clara Murtas, Clara Farina, Fabio Vannozzi, Carla Orrù, Daniele Meloni, Michele Carboni

cinematography:

set design:

Maurizio Pusceddu

costume design:

producer:

Simone Montaldo, Felicina Della Vecchia

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2010

film run:

14

format:

HD - colour

status:

Ready (03/12/2010)

festival & awards:

In the comforting assurance of a rite that is full of mercy and piety the parents of a dying man are able to reveal things that conventions and social structures normally force them to keep inside: outflows of love, old grudges, personal hate – always with a unprecedented sincerity, thanks to a mechanism that enables the people gathered at the bedside to reveal their feelings, even the most odious and unconfessable. All comes about in a brief lapse of time, one that is dominated by the mysterious figure of the “femina agabbadora”, in all her authority and solitude. The figure of the 'femina agabbadora' was very popular in Sardinia since the late 19th century. She was a midwife, nursed the sick and, when necessary, she would help with the suffering of those about to die. The most frequent method was a blow on the temple using an olive wood hammer (mazzolu).