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Le sorelle Macaluso
I 2020
89 Min.
Original version (Italian) with English subtitles

Emma Dante
Storyline loosely based on Emma Dante’s play “The Sisters Macaluso”

Emma Dante, Elena Stancanelli, Giorgio Vasta

Gherardo Gossi

Benni Atria

Viola Pusateri, Eleonora De Luca, Simona Malato, Susanna Piraino, Serena Barone, Maria Rosaria Alati, Anita Pomario, Donatella Finocchiaro, Ileana Rigano, Alissa Maria Orlando, Laura Giordani, Rosalba Bologna

Rosamont (Marica Stocchi, Giuseppe Battiston), Minimum Fax Media (Daniele Di Gennaro), Rai Cinema

World Premiere:
77th Venice International Film Festival

La Pellicola d’Oro Award, Pasinetti Award, nominated for the Golden Lion – 77th Venice International Film Festival


In cooperation with Kinosommer Villach

Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia, Antonella. The childhood, adulthood and old age of five sisters born and raised in an apartment on the top floor of a small block in the suburbs of Palermo, where they live alone, without their parents. A home that bears the marks of the time that passes, as do those who have grown up in it and still live there. The story of five women, of a family, of who goes, who remains and who resists.

“The movie is divided into three chapters, each of which corresponds to a particular age of the five sisters who are its protagonists: childhood, adulthood and old age. The sisters are played by twelve actresses, as if each of them to have lasted into old age has had to cope with a discontinuity and a mutation in body and in features. And it is the sisters’ love for each other and for the home in which they live that keeps their entire existence going as if they were a single living organism, notwithstanding the physical death of some of them. ‘Le sorelle Macaluso’ is a film about time. About memory. About things that last. About people who remain even after their death. It is a film on old age as the incredible finishing line of life.”

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