Piccola patria

  • 111'
  • Italy
  • 2013
The story of Small Homeland could have been set in any small town in the world, according to Alessandro Rossetto. And yet this film could not have been made anywhere else but in this specific village in the hinterland of Venice.
For one sweltering summer, Rossetto made grateful use of everything the surroundings offered. There was a screenplay, but that was 'ready to be destroyed', as he put it himself. In a whirlwind of observation and improvisation, he recreated the story afresh with often non-professional actors from the region.
The story is about two young women: the lively, uninhibited Luisa and the dark and angry Renata. And about Luisa's boyfriend Bilal, an immigrant from Albania, and the older man with whom Renata has a relationship. It’s a story about blackmail. About rudely sensual youth and conservative elders set in their ways. About becoming what you want and what you’re willing to sacrifice for that.



Director
Alessandro Rossetto
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
111'
Medium
DCP
International title
Small Homeland
Language
Italian
Producers
Gianpaolo Smiraglia, Luigi Pepe
Production Companies
Arsenali Medicei S.r.l., Jump Cut
Sales
Arsenali Medicei S.r.l.
Screenplay
Maurizio Braucci, Alessandro Rossetto, Caterina Serra
Cinematography
Daniel Mazza
Editor
Jacopo Quadri
Production Design
Renza Mara Calabrese
Sound Design
Paolo Segat
Music
Paolo Segat, Alessandro Cellai, Maria Roveran
Cast
Roberta Da Soller, Maria Roveran