Per amor vostro

  • 116'
  • Italy
  • 2015
For his first feature since 1997 - after a large number of documentaries - one of Gaudino’s inspirations was Dante’s Divine Comedy. Especially Canto III, in which Dante describes the Gates of Hell, where the weaklings and cowards are, who didn’t take sides during their life and did not choose either good or evil.
Anna is one such weakling, who for a long time closed her eyes to, for instance, the bad side of her husband and the suffering he caused. She doesn’t want to see the evil, nor does she know happiness - her world is grey, which is why the film is largely shot in low contrast black-and-white.
Anna, acted phenomenally by Valeria Golino, who won the prize for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, is beset by demons and fears. It takes an unexpected romance to put her life on a different track. The narrative music by the rock group Epsilon Indi plays an important role in this imaginative film.

Director
Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
116'
Medium
DCP
International title
Anna
Language
Italian
Producers
Riccardo Scamarcio, Viola Prestieri, Dario Formisano
Production Companies
Buena Onda, Eskimo srl
Sales
Rai Com
Screenplay
Isabella Sandri, Giuseppe M. Gaudino, Lina Sarti
Cinematography
Matteo Cocco
Editor
Giogiò Franchini
Production Design
Flaviano Barbarisi, Antonella Di Martino
Sound Design
Daniele Maraniello
Music
Epsilon Indi
Cast
Valeria Golino