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On the Trail of My Father (first feature)

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On the Trail of My Father (La Pelle dell'orso)

On the Trail of My Father (La Pelle dell'orso)

On the Trail of My Father (La Pelle dell'orso)

original title:

LA PELLE DELL'ORSO

directed by:

cast:

Marco Paolini, Leonardo Mason, Lucia Mascino, Maria Paiato, Paolo Pierobon, Mirko Artuso, Valerio Mazzucato, Massimo Totola, Giuliana Musso, Silvio Comis

screenplay:

Enzo Monteleone, Marco Paolini, Marco Segato, from the novel by Matteo Righetto with the same title

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Jolefilm, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Regione Veneto, in association with De Rigo Vision, Credito Valtellinese, Tasci, Destro Flavio, Orsoni Davide, Guido Maria Brera

distribution:

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

92'

format:

colour

release date:

03/11/2016

festival & awards:

1950s. Domenico is a young boy who lives in a village in the heart of the Dolomites mountains. His father, Pietro, is fifty years old but seems older, worn out by loneliness and wine; he works at the quarry owned by Crepaz, a local unscrupulous entrepreneur. The relationship between father and son is harsh and difficult; the long silences turned them into two strangers.
Since some time, a bear threatens the quiet of the village. One night, at the pub, Pietro challenges Crepaz: he is going to kill the bear in exchange for money. The next day, at dawn, he sets out towards the forest. Domenico decides to follow him. Father and son plunge into the woods, deeper and deeper. Little by little, they will become closer and the wall, which separated them, will crumble before the immensity of nature.