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Directed by Daniele Luchetti


Director: Daniele Luchetti
Section: Spotlight
Country: Italy
Year: 2023
Language: Italian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Elio Germano, Federica Rosellini, Vittoria Puccini, Pilar Fogliati, Isabella Ferrari
18+ (no age rating)


Daniele Luchetti turns inner conflicts and dark secrets into a very sophisticated and suspenseful motion picture.

The affair between Pietro and his pupil Teresa is as tempestuous as it is illicit. After a fight, they decide to each tell the other a secret that could ruin his or her own life. Since then, a lot of time has passed — but Pietro remains haunted by the possibility that Teresa might one day reappear and reveal his secret.

Show calendar


  • (only P&I)
    City 1
  • After the film: Q&A mit Daniele Luchetti

    City 1
  • City 1

Meet the director


Daniele Luchetti

Daniele Luchetti was born in Rome in 1960. He attended the Scuola di Cinema Gaumont from 1980 to 1982. His debut came with the comedy IT’S HAPPENING TOMORROW (1988). His subsequent films, such as LA SCUOLA (FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 1996), reveal a preference for humorous material. In THOSE HAPPY YEARS (FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2014), about a struggling sculptor and art teacher, he demonstrated that he could also handle serious themes.


Screenplay: Francesco Piccolo, Daniele Luchetti
Original Material: Domenico Starnone
Director of Photography: Ivan Casalgrandi
Film Editor: Aël Dallier Vega
Composer: Thom Yorke
Production Designer: Paolo Bonfini
Costume Design: Sonia Travaglia
Sound design: Michele Vigliotta
Make-up artist: Sonia Cedrone
Producer: Fabrizio Donvito, Vision Distribution
Production Company: Indiana Production Company SRL, Vision Distribution
World Sales: Vision Distribution