Fortress *

Nominated for

Best Feature Film

Directors: Ludovica Andò & Emiliano Aiello

72' • Italy • 2019

Italian

Entirely filmed inside the Civitavecchia House of Detention, with the protagonists and co-authors the prisoners themselves, Fortezza is the reinterpretation of one of the most important novels of the '900: The Desert of the Tartars by Dino Buzzati. Three soldiers arrive in a solitary military garrison without lacking any defensive function. Here time is firm and marked by strict regulations, dynamics of power, leisure and ingrained habits. In the vain expectation of an enemy who will not come, the soldiers consume itself between the need to make sense of their permanence and resist to the attraction that this place operates on them.

*This film will not be screened in the festival but will still compete in the festival