A film by Daniele Vicari, 2022

Genre: Drama

Language: Italian, French

Subtitles: French, English

Format: 2K

Sound: 5.1

Lenght: 122 min

Countries : Italy, Belgium

Year : 2022



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Orlando lives alone in a mountain village in Central Italy. He’s always refused to emigrate as many people have done, including his now estranged son, who moved to Brussels 20 years ago, but a call for help from Belgium will give him no choice but to leave his hometown. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a 12-year-old granddaughter, Lyse. Like the past and the future, Orlando and Lyse seem to be as distant as one could imagine, but they soon discover they need each other. He only knows the simple ways of a rural town. She only knows the hectic life of a European metropolis. Despite their differences, they try to make it, to get by.


He’s a symbol of the past while she’s part of the “Greta Thunberg” generation, made of young Europeans whose job is to build a new world that, for now, can only be roughly outlined.



Director: Daniele Vicari

Writer: Daniele Vicari & Andrea Cedrola

DOP: Gherardo Gossi

Sound: Paul Maernoudt

Art director: Igor Gabriel

Costume designer: Roberta Becchi & Francesca Becchi

Make-up: Sandra Campisi

Editor: Benni Atria



Casting: Michele Placido, Angelica Kazankova, Lola Deleuze, Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Cornil


40th Torino Film Festival



Born in Castel di Tora, province of Rieti, Vicari graduated from the University of Rome La Sapienza in History and Film Criticism under Guido Aristarco. Between 1990 and 1999 he worked as a film critic for the magazines Cinema Nuovo and Cinema 60, and during the same period he made his first short films.

After making several documentaries, in 2002 Vicari made his feature film debut with the drama Velocità Massima, which was entered in competition at the 59th Venice International Film Festival and won him a David di Donatello for Best New Director. His 2006 film Il mio paese won a David di Donatello for best documentary film.