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TENSIONE SUPERFICIALE

by Giovanni Aloi

synopsis

A young Italian mother is living a life of part-time prostitution in Austria, unbeknownst to her friends and family. Everything seems to be going well until her secret is discovered. The wrath of the small mountain community where she lives is then unleashed against her – it also affects her son, and reveals all the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness that hover over the apparent stillness of` the village. Through this excruciating process, the woman will succeed in leading her son and her partner to an unexpected growth - the two learn to accept the woman she is, and to accept each other, as, together, they find their place in the world.

original title: Tensione superficiale
country: Italy
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Giovanni Aloi
film run: 98'
screenplay: Giovanni Aloi, Heidrun Schleef, Nicolò Galbiati
cast: Cristiana Dell’Anna, Francesca Sanapo, Benno Steinegger, Philipp Peter Heidegger, Hannes Perkmann, Katja Lechtaler, Katia Fellin, Celine Stampfer, Leo Seppi
cinematography by: Diego Romero Suarez-Llanos
film editing: Erika Manoni
art director: Sara Pergher
costumes designer: Stefano Giovani
music: Bruno Bellissimo
producer: Andrea Di Blasio, Luca Cabriolu
production: Ombre Rosse Film Production, Blue Film, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBACT (IT), SIAE (IT), IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige Film Fund & Commission (IT)
distributor: I Wonder Pictures
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