La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale College Cinema

Come le tartarughe


Theater screening

1/26 18:20

Japan Premiere

After her beloved husband left her, the heartbroken wife retreats into an empty wardrobe. A film inspired by a true story.

Couple Daniele and Lisa lived with their teen daughter and seven-year-old son in the historic district of Rome. Looking like a perfect family leading an ideal life, their reality was far from perfect. One day, Daniele leaves their family home, completely emptying his wardrobe. This unexpected turn shocked and devastatingly traumatized Lisa. As a reaction to the event, Lisa matter-of-factly retreats into the empty wardrobe and starts living in there.

Director Monica Dugo

Actor Monica Dugo, Romana Maggiora Vergano, Edoardo Boschetti

Italy| 2022| 80min| Italian| ILLMATIC Film Group|

  • Human Drama


Monica Dugo [Film Director]

Monica Dugo [Actor, Film Director] Hailing from Sicily, Dugo is a renowned figure in the Italian film industry. She made her cinematic debut in 2005 with I Love You in Every Language of the World directed by Leonardo Pieraccioni. In 2016, she wrote and directed the short film Domani Smetto alongside Marcello Di Nodo. In 2022, she premiered Come la tartarughe in the Venice Film Festival (Biennale College Cinema).