UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS

ALL'OMBRA DELLA CROCE

By Alessandro PUGNO

INVISIBILE FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. (Psalm 33,12)

Festivals
& Awards

Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alessandro PUGNO
    • Writer(s)
    • Alessandro PUGNO
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriella MANFRE' (Invisibile Film), Antonio SAURA (Zebra Producciones), Alessandro PUGNO (Papaverofilms), Enrico GIOVANNONE (BabyDoc Film)
    • Synopsis
    • A couple of parents bring their eight years old son for a visit to a Benedictine monastery. A monk shows them the common study room and the dormitory. The child seems to be attracted by the place and eager to start a new experience. He is attending the choir school along with nearly 50 other children.
      A car stops next to a big gate. Javier, an eighteen years old boy, stand there with his suitcase. A monk comes by car to pick him up and they head together to the monastery, along the mountain hairpin bends. From the window one can see a huge cross that overlooks the whole valley amongst the trees.
      Through the eyes of the chorus children and two young novices, we follow the every day life of the monastery founded by Francisco Franco, whose remains are held in the monumental Basilica at the feet of the giant cross, only perturbed when the secular outside world tries to get in.
    • Partners & financing
    • Piemonte Doc Fund, CRT Fundation Grant (acquired)
      FIP - Film Investment Piemonte (acquired), Instituto Luce (Domestic distribution), Latido (int'l sales), TV sales (required)
    • Production schedule
    • Main shooting ended up. Post-production is coming up.
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