By Berardo CARBONI

TVCO - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2018

18-year-old Matilde makes money by stripping online. But she has a special place out of her drab real life, a parallel online universe.

& Awards

Montreal World Film Festival 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Transmedia, Social issues
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Berardo CARBONI
    • Writer(s)
    • Berardo CARBONI, Alioshia MASSINE, Marco BERARDI, Marco GREGANTI, Dino GIARUSSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Berardo CARBONI (Piroetta), Valerio PALUSCI (Piroetta)
    • Synopsis
    • 18-year-old Matilde lives a bleak life with her senile grandmother and her mother, Laura, who is crushed by debts and struggling with no success to find a way to make a better life for her and her family.
      Matilde does not know about her mother's debts, but copes with her life thanks to her online avatar from utopian universe Landing, a multiplayer online role-playing game where "she" hangs out with special friend, Hiro. She has also found an easy way to make money independently: online videochat stripping shows.
      Ernesto, instead, is a wealthy bourgeois; a pharmacy owner who runs away away from his work and to his wife, with role-playing hookers with whom his money and obsession with sex and possession, create a parallel world of seduction, submission and vice. One day, Laura is forced to reveal her debts to Matilde, who has a plan for a solution, that will unexpectedly involve Ernesto...
      A contemporary tale that mixes neorealism with machinima, drama with fantasy, despair with hope.