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QUIET BLISS

by Edoardo Winspeare

synopsis

Salento in southern Italy. A small family-run textile factory is forced to close and three generations of women must now struggle to keep the wolf from the door. In order to settle their debts their home is sold. Now that her brother has emigrated, it falls to energetic Adele to find a way out of their crisis. Whilst her sister only dreams of becoming an actress and her conservative daughter doesn’t even grasp the reality of the situation, Grandma at least appears to bear these cruel knocks with endearing equanimity. Nonetheless, once these women move to the country their life seems to find its own rhythm as they begin cultivating the soil and selling or bartering their produce. Not only do they discover that their new self-sufficient life style is a relaxing down-shift; it also gives them strength.

international title: Quiet Bliss
original title: In grazia di Dio
country: Italy
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Edoardo Winspeare
film run: 127'
release date: IT 27/03/2014, BE 29/07/2015, DE 16/06/2016
screenplay: Edoardo Winspeare, Alessandro Valenti
cast: Celeste Casciaro, Laura Licchetta, Barbara De Matteis, Gustavo Caputo, Anna Boccadamo, Amerigo Russo, Angelico Ferrarese
cinematography by: Michele D'Attanasio
film editing: Andrea Facchini
art director: Sabrina Balestra
costumes designer: Alessandra Polimeno
producer: Gustavo Caputo, Alessandro Contessa, Edoardo Winspeare
production: Saietta Film, RAI Cinema
backing: Banca Popolare Pugliese, Luigi De Vecchi, Fondazione Apulia Film Commission, Assessorato alle Politiche Agricole della Regione Puglia, Pasta Granoro
distributor: Good Films, Abc Distribution, Kairos Filmverleih

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main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Panorama
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