By Rodolfo BISATTI


Family - Pre-Production 2018

Lucia, a professional nurse, takes a long journey to grips with her daughter' loss. Her family is brokenhearted and relocates to Merano. Lucia works in a Hospice where she befriends Redetti and others who will bring her understanding how to "live the unliveable" and change her family's perspective.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama, Social issues
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rodolfo BISATTI
    • Writer(s)
    • Rodolfo BISATTI, Maurizio PASETTI, Laura PELLICCIARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Laura PELLICCIARI (Kineofilm), René ASCH (Films In Motion)
    • Synopsis
    • A family in emotional turmoil comes to grips with the loss of their daughter. Anna's death has deep and unresolved consequences for the family. Her mother, Lucia, is unable to find closure, while her husband, Michael, (Ulrich Tukur) withdraws into himself. Gabriel, their younger son, feels guilty for surviving his sister's death and resentful at his mother's continuous grieving. Attempting to improve the family situation, they move from Milan to Merano, Michael's hometown. Lucia, a professional nurse, is drawn to the world of Palliative Care and works in a Hospice, where she befriends a retired professor, Redetti (Paolo Bonacelli) and other patients, who are unaware of her personal tragedy. They help her to accept her loss. Her personal closure brings healing to her family: Michael finally emerges from his isolation, Gabriel overcomes his anger and finds his own way to life.
    • Partners & financing
    • It's an Italian and German co-production.
      In co-production with Film In Motion (Berlin).
      Ulrich Tukur and Paolo Bonacelli starring in Kineofilm‘s captivating new drama To The Unknown God.
      Interest for Italian distribution by Medusa.
      Interest for International release by Studio Hamburg
      Co-financed by MIBACT and recognized as a Film of Research of National Cultural Interest.
      International and Italian realities actively engaged in the field of Palliative Care involved in sponsorships and to create the communnity audience.
      Privates in Product Placement and sponsorship (see links) in place.
    • Production schedule
    • close financing plan within autumn 2017.
      shooting in January 2018
      releasing to be decided together with partners
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 08, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 12, 2018