The voices of five women gradually fill the sound space of the film, weaving a pattern: a tarot card reader who draws cards; a woman who survived one of the most horrific cases of kidnapping, sexual violence and homicide in Italy in the 1970s; a woman who is accused of the homicide of four people; a woman who suffers from depressive disorders; and a woman who has found her way in life through religious practice.
These voices deal, in different ways, with the relationship to life through the discourse of death.
Length: 20 min
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Country of Origin: Italy
Completion Date: 2021
Director: Chiara Caterina
About the Director
After completing a degree in film studies in Rome university and a diploma in cinematography Chiara Caterina (1983) attended a post-degree in Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Lille (FR).
Her short film “Avant la nuit” (Before night falls) was awarded and selected in many international festivals among others at the 27 European Media Art Festival in Osnabrueck, the 30th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, the 10th Berwick Film and Media art Festiva, the Videoformes 2015 International Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, Kasseler Dok und Video Fest.
Her documentary “Il mondo o niente” (The world or nothing) was selected among others at the 58 Festival dei Popoli and the Festival du cinéma de Brive.
Her short film “Enchantment” was selected and awarded at 36 International Critic’s Week at 78 Venice Film Festival in 2021 and in many others film festival.
Her last short film “La stanza lucida” (Lucid Room) will premiere at 37 International Critic’s Week in Venice.