Deep in rural America, Ennis, a dour, hard-working dairy farmer, struggles to keep control of his life: his younger wife, Christina, is increasingly withdrawn, while his children dream of a way out of the closed and suffocating silence in which they live. As the tension mounts, each person will have to face his desires and fears, in an increasingly dangerous battle between freedom and control, intimacy and alienation.
Andrea Palloro was born in Trento, Italy. He holds a BA from Hampshire College and a MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He is an award-winning film and theatre director whose recent work investigates the human perception of alienation and its relationship to intimacy. His previous film Wunderkammer (2008) won six international awards and was selected by over fifty film festivals around the world, including Sundance 2009. His first feature film Medeas (2013) was selected to world premiere in the Official Competition of the 70th Venice film festival, in the Orizzonti section. Martin Scorsese and the rest of the prestigious jury of the Marrakech International Film Festival 2013 awarded Pallaoro the Best Director prize.
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