Like Turtles

80min   |   Italian  |  by Monica Dugo

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Daniele, Lisa, Sveva and Paolo, an apparently perfect middle-class family in a beautiful house in the historic center of Rome One day the husband empties the closet and leaves away. The empty wardrobe becomes, for Lisa, the ideal place to take refuge and work out the separation. Sveva, the sixteen year old daughter, does everything to get her out, not accepting the bizarre behavior of the mother and the inexplicable absence for her, of the father. Daniele will not return home, but Lisa will be able, thanks to the love of her children and a newfound strength, to take the first step to overcome the pain.

Original Title | Come Le Tartarughe

Directed by | Monica Dugo

Cast | Monica Dugo, Romana Maggiora Vergano, Edoardo Boschetti, Francesco Gheghi, Angelo Libri, Annalisa Insardà, Sandra Collodel 

Screenplay | Monica Dugo, Massimiliano Nardulli

Production | Do-Go & C.
Cinematography | Gianni Mammolotti 

Country | Italy

Year  | 2022

Genre | Drama, Women

Film run | 80'

Format  Colour

Festivals & Awards |  ​

  • La Biennale di Venezia 2022 - BIENNALE COLLEGE

  • Festival do Rio 2022: Mostra Panorama

  • Cinema Made in Italy - Atene 2022

  • Cinema Italian Style - Seattle 2022