A declaration of love

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A declaration of love

A declaration of love

original title:

A declaration of love

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2021

film run:

61'

format:

colour

release date:

07/06/2021

festivals & awards:

  • Biografilm Festival 2021: Biografilm Italia
  • RIFF - Roma Independent Film Festival 2021: National Documentary Competiton
  • LiberAzioni Festival 2021: Evento Speciale
  • OFF Cinema International Documentary Film Festival 2021: In Competition
  • Parma Film Festival 2021: Film di Apertura
  • MyArt Film Festival 2021: Official selection
  • FICIMAD Festival Internacional de Cine Indipendiente de Madrid 2021: Official selection - Best Film Editing Documentary
  • Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli 2021: Persecuted - Official Selection
  • Kosice International Film Festival 2021: Official Selection
  • Cinematic European Film Festival 2021: Official Selection
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno 2021: Selezione Ufficiale
  • Boden International film Festival 2021: Official Selection
  • HumanDoc Film Festival 2021: Official Selection
  • Dramatica Film Festival 2021: Official Selection - Best Feature Documentary
  • Courage Film Festival 2022: Official Selection
  • Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2022: Official Selection - Best Cinematography

Curtis was only 22 when he was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit and spent 22 years in prison, 19 of them in death row, buried alive below ground in a concrete room with no windows, waiting to be executed, in Oklahoma State Penitentiary. “A Declaration Of Love” by Director Marco Speroni, aims to give voice to a man who is being cruelly persecuted by a perverse legal system, digging into his deepest and most hidden emotions. The film is a visual journey through Curtis’s glance and his sense of displacement towards a world where he doesn’t belong anymore. “A Declaration Of Love” is a singular way of addressing the barbarity of the death penalty and also a chance to explore a crucial question: what does “freedom” mean in a society that refuses a person like Curtis despite all he went through?