by Elisa Flaminia Inno
Documentary, Italy, 2016, color, 52'

Directed by Elisa Flaminia Inno
Production Parallelo 41 produzioni, Antonella Di Nocera e Elisa Flaminia Inno
Editing Enrica Gatto
Cinematography Elisa Flaminia Inno, Mattia Colombo
Sound and mixing Marco Saitta
Color correction Simona Infante
Research Gerardo Sinatore, con Alfonso Del Forno, Biagio De Prisco, Ermanno Cutolo, Bruno Buoninconti, Maurizio Graziano e con la partecipazione di Vincenzo Romano
Cameramen Francesco Corbisiero, Rosario Cammarota, Sebastiano Mazzillo
Sound Andreas Russo
Editing collaboration Alessandra Carchedi
Subtitles Aidan McCann
Distribution Istituto Luce-Cinecittà

In Pagani, a small town near Pompei, seven days after Easter, people celebrate The Lady of the Hens, a Virgin celebrated with ancestral dances and songs. For thirty days the devout people yove as one in order to perpetrate the Tradition, an event in which all the population participate animated by a faith that becomes memory and transcendence. Fonzino leads the devotees in preparing the Tosello, a little secret baroque temple, that every year is shown to the community the day of the celebration. The wait for the Madonna marks the days preceding the celebration, between the fields’ sowing and the recurrence of folk rituals that mark the moment of transition from a season to another one. Until the day of the Feast, when everything melts into a riot of music and dance in order to achieve a catharsis and the birth of a new springtime. your social media marketing partner


Awards and Festivals

  • Filmmaker Festival Milano 2016
  • Cinéma du Réel Parigi 2017
  • Terre di Cinema 2017 - Tremblay-en-France
  • Lovers Film Festival Torino 2017
  • Films Femmes Méditerranée - Marsiglia 2017
  • IDFA - Docs for sale 2017
  • Amsterdam MasterDoc film festival 2018
  • Los Angeles - Miglior Documentario Religioso
  • MAV 2018 - Materiali di Antropologia Visiva
  • Italian Film Festival Cardiff 2018 | Festival Cinema del Reale, Specchia- Salento 2018
  • Altri Sguardi Festa di Cinema del reale 2018


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