La Restanza

Castiglione d’Otranto, Salento, far south of Italy. A group of young people in their thirties decides to remain in a place where “nothing has ever happened and nothing will ever happen.” They persuade the elders to join them and put their overgrown plot at the service of the community. The land becomes the bond between those who do not want to leave and the elderly who remain, between migrants, young people in search of prospects and passing by strangers. Castiglione becomes the village of Restanza, the art of staying while continuing to move, the art of being together. The film tells the story of this fantastic adventure. (Torino Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
La Restanza (2021, doc) - Menage à trois (2012, doc short)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Alessandra Coppola
Belgium / Italy 2021
92 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Alessandra Coppola
Editing Pierpaolo Filomeno
Sound/Sounddesign Gianluigi Gallo
Music Alice Perret
Producer(s) Ellen Meiresonne, Alfredo Borrelli, Lorenzo Borrelli
Atelier Graphoui, Own Air
World Sales
Atelier Graphoui
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Torino Film Festival 2021

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