By Valentina PEDICINI

FANDANGO - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Drama - Completed 2017

& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2017
Film Library (not in selection)
Busan IFF 2017
Flash Forward
Stockholm IFF 2017
Stockholm XXVIII Competition
Ventana Sur 2017
European Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Valentina PEDICINI
    • Synopsis
    • switzerland, 1989.
      a nursing home for the elderly, surrounded by an agreeable wood. this is the only place that anna, born to a Jenish family, remembers. anna is now a stern and capable nurse. the only company in her life is hans, a gypsy like her. hans works as a gardener, digging ceaselessly in search of something.
      the past returns in the form of an old, sick, well-mannered woman named Gertrude. Within the anna-Gertrude-hans triangle, the home loses its current outline and returns to what it was: a cruel shelter for Jenish children removed from their families, the temple of a eugenics project spearheaded by Gertrude herself. With greater strength, anna resumes the search for what has made her slave to that place. the only love in her life, the primary guilt: Fransiska.
      a dark and forgotten story inspired by the life of Jenish poet mariella mehr and of the 700 Jenish children who disappeared, buried in oblivion.