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by Stéphane Freiss


An ultra-orthodox Jewish family from Aix-les-Bains comes to a farm in Calabria for a brief stay every year to carry out a sacred mission: harvesting citrons. Here Elio, the farm owner, meets Esther, the rabbi’s daughter, who is tired of the constraints imposed by her religion. Through this relationship, Esther will understand the importance of freedom and find her path, and, in the same way, Elio will find the peace he had lost for a long time.

international title: Where Life Begins
original title: Alla vita
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Vision Distribution
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Stéphane Freiss
film run: 100'
release date: IT 16/06/2022
screenplay: Stéphane Freiss
cast: Lou de Laâge, Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre-Henry Salfati, Astrid Meloni, Nicola Rignanese, Coraly Zahonero, Luigi Diberti, Fiorenza Tessari, Anna Sigalevitch, Natacha Krief
cinematography by: Michele Paradisi
film editing: Aline Hervé
art director: Isabella Angelini
costumes designer: Florence Emir
music: Giovanni Mirabassi
producer: Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Fabio Conversi
production: Indiana Production Company, Babe Films
distributor: Vision Distribution

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