EFP Cannes
17 August 2017

Lack - Hell

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Lack - Hell (Mancanza - Inferno)

Lack - Hell (Mancanza - Inferno)

original title:

MANCANZA - INFERNO

directed by:

cast:

Angelique Cavallari, Luigi Fiammata, Giampiero Da Santis, Piercesare Stagni, Francesca Petrozzi, Simona Lamparelli, Annamaria Di Gregorio, Alessandra Busilacchio, Domenico Cordeschi, Micol Califano, Syria Giuliani, Principe Valeri, Francesca Spennati, Luigi Di Iulio, Fabrizio Villacroce, Roberto Martella, Damiano Berardi, Carolina Tosone, Emilio Brambilla, Francesca Sanlorenzo, Ciro Improta

cinematography:

production:

O Film, Strike fp, with the support of Hatha Ciudad Onlus

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

71'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (10/11/2014)

festival & awards:

The film tells, with a visionary approach, about a contemporary Hell where 20 damned, non-professional actors from L’Aquila, are imprisoned while a presence wonders through the city, now silent and abandoned. This presence is a very human angel that sometimes consoles and sometimes is cruel. It’s a conscious angel inspired by the Duino Elegies of R. M. Rilke. While wondering through the destroyed city, the angel helps us to have a different vision and brings a new perspective.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES
"The inhabitants of L’Aquila are living in a particular state of mind and the deepest drama is 'the supposed normality' that is there 4 years after the earthquake when nothing or very little has really been done to reconstruct the city and the trauma of its inhabitants: this is not civilized, it is hellish."