A film that aims to depict the hard road to social and work reinsertion convicts go through after their release. Narrated in first person by five inmates from the Rebibbia prison in Rome.
The film by Valentina Esposito recreates going from confinement to freedom displaying a dry tone and a firmness that is discreet and potent like those souls that inhabit the outside world once more. The reunions with the family, the evidence of the passing of time, the weight of seclusion that lags in those bodies that now go around the houses as though they were sliding through unknown territory. The film never gives in to any easy lyricism regarding an unlikely definitive redemption of the characters, nor does it pontificate on the irresistible need for an emotional adaptation free from the social environment that drove those men to jail in the first place. Ombre della sera discovers a secret limbo located halfway between prison and the truly free world, and unveils it in front of the audience. DO
D, G, DA: Valentina Esposito F: Luca Nervegna E: Christian Lombardi S: Claudio Marani M: Luca Novelli P: Riccardo Neri, Maurizio Albano PE: Riccardo Neri CP: Lupin Film, Simonfilm I: Pippo Delbono, Romolo Napolitano, Giancarlo Porcacchia, Alessandro Bernardini, Matteo Cateni
Lupin Film. Riccardo Neri T +39 06 8339 6746 E firstname.lastname@example.org W lupinfilm.com ~ ombredellasera.com
She was born in Rome in 1975 and studied drama. In 2003 she began her social work at the Rebibbia prison by staging several plays with the interns, including Hamlet, Exodus, Fitzcarraldo, and many others. She also coordinated the theater portion of Caesar Must Die (2012), winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale in 2012.