Winner Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival
The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday, despite a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister, Chiara. However, later that night, a car explodes on the family’s street and Chiara witnesses her father fleeing. Everything changes the next day when the family patriarch disappears, and Carmela acts as though there is nothing to worry about. Chiara, unconvinced by the news story and her mother’s low-level panic, finds a secret door in her living room and begins a deep investigation into her family, discovering ties to the mafia and the criminal underworld. The following day, a social worker picks up Chiara at school and puts her in foster care to protect her from her problematic family. As she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.
Directed by Jonas Carpignano
Written by Jonas Carpignano
Starring Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Grecia Rotolo