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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

by Andrès Arce Maldonado

synopsis

Diana, mother and family doctor, is an ordinary woman with an ordinary life that decides to go down the path of social insubordination through a poetic act, declaring her home completely independent from the Italian State. She is driven by the hope to save her “people”. Every participant – her family and the friends that come uninvited every day to her house– will be constrained by this unusual choice and will be thereby propelled towards a new way of relating to others, daily. They’ll have to face major issues like: language selection, the principles that underlie our laws, the rules that create a social tissue, the philosophy to educate our children and future citizens but, most of all, they’ll have to face the responsibility that comes from exercising a power. “God save the Queen” is a sprightly and happily ironic comedy, that focus on small things to talk about major facts: it pays attention to a significant and rather actual theme, in a very gentle way, reminding us that after all, people are a big family, in the end.

international title: God Save the Queen
original title: Dio salvi la Regina
country: Italy
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrès Arce Maldonado
film run: 96'
screenplay: Sibilla Barbieri
cast: Sibilla Barbieri, Igor Mattei, Mariano Rigillo, Babak Karimi, Francesca Palmas, Silvia Mazzotta, Paola Migneco, Ana Brigitte Fernandez, Francesco Falabella, Raffaella D'Avella
cinematography by: Andrès Arce Maldonado
film editing: Ermete Ricci
art director: Monica Raponi
costumes designer: Monica Raponi
music: Francesco Forni
production: La Siliàn
distributor: Distribuzione Indipendente
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