a film by D’Inncenzo Brothers
Once upon a time, in a small family suburb on the outskirts of Rome, the cheerful heat of summer camouflages a stifling atmosphere of alienation. From a distance, the families seem normal, but it’s an illusion: in the houses, courtyards and gardens, silence shrouds the subtle sadism of the fathers, the passivity of the mothers and the guilty indifference of adults. But it’s the desperation and repressed rage of the children that will explode and cut through this grotesque facade, with devastating consequences for the entire community.
“An explosion of droll talent in one wild, impressionistic ride.”
–Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
“A superbly shot, viscerally acted ensemble drama .”
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
WINNER, SILVER BEAR FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
2020 Berlin International Film Festival