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THE VEIL OF MAYA

by Elisabetta Rocchetti

synopsis

Anna is 40 and depressed. 2 years before right before getting married, she found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her with her sister. Even worse, her sister got pregnant. Since then Anna has never recovered. She's unemployed, she doesn't go out, she doesn't have a relationship, she doesn't have friends. She takes pills and sleeps all day. Her only distractions are Paloma, the transexual neighbour and the grandmather. Her mom wants to help her, she spurs her to go to self-esteem classes. Federica, her cousin, tries to do the same. She brings Anna out at night, wanting to distract her, but it seems like she's the one who really wants to have fun. Things start to change when Anna realizes there's a boy following her, Anna thinks he's in love with her. When she talkes about this boy to his family, no one seems to believe her. They are sure that it's her mind playing with her and that this is imaginary friend is caused by her depression. The only person that believes her is the seer...

international title: The Veil of Maya
original title: Il Velo di Maya
country: Italy
sales agent: Minerva Pictures Group
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Elisabetta Rocchetti
film run: 90'
screenplay: Elisabetta Rocchetti, Roberto Scarpetti, Chiara Cavallari
cast: Elisabetta Rocchetti, Valerio Foglia Manzillo, Margharet Madé, Myriam Catania, Salvio Simeoli, Mattia Sbragia, Enzo Salvi, Sandra Milo, Davide Paganini, Eliana Miglio
cinematography by: Nicola Saraval
film editing: Barbara De Mori
art director: Flaviano Barbarisi
costumes designer: Antonella Balsamo
music: Gigi D'Alessio, Adriano Pennin
production: Rosemovie, International Video 80
backing: MiBACT (IT), Regione Toscana (IT)
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