Per Amor Vostro (Anna)











Directed by Directed by Giuseppe M. Gaudino  /feature film/prod. Gaundri, Buena Onda, Eskimo, Figli del Bronx, Bea Product. Co., Minerva Pic. Group, with MiBAC, Rai Cinema, Les Films des Tournelles, CNC ( Centre National du Cinéma)/ 1h 49m/ Dig.2K/2015/ Italy, France

Il Film

Anna has lived in Naples for forty years. Or maybe, judging by the demons that surround her, she is already in Hell. She was a bold and brave little girl. Today she is a sensitive and much too tolerant woman, a prisoner of family duties. A job and a new love give her a chance to find herself again, to begin living far from her nightmares.

2015 - in Competition - 72 Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia
• Coppa Volpi - Best Actress to Valeria Golino
• Premio Pasinetti- Best Actress to Valeria Golino

2015- Rivista del Cinema "RdC Awards" - Best Soundtrack to Epsilon Indi

2016 - Bari International Film Festival
• Anna Magnani Award - Best Actress Valeria Golino
• Alberto Sordi Award - Best Supporting Actor Massimiliano Gallo
• Ennio Morricone Award - Best Music Epsilon Indi

2016 - David di Donatello - Nomination Best Actress Valeria Golino

2016 - Nastri d'Argento
Nomination Best Director Giuseppe M. Gaudino / Nomination Best Actress Valeria Golino / Nomination Best Supporting Actor Massimiliano Gallo and Adriano Giannini / Nomination Best Cinematography Matteo Cocco / Nomination Best Editing Giogiò Franchini / Nomination Best Soundtrack Epsilon Indi


This is a film of great contrasts, made up of blinding light, of solar skies and landscapes, but also shadows. Dark and profound shadows from the underground that feed and highlight the strength of the light. Naples is a city that is built on two levels: the subterranean full of catacombs, cemeteries and tombs; and the one above ground, stirred by a rare vitality.
Between these two worlds, between these two levels, torn between opposing forces, Anna, a woman who is both fragile and strong, starts a real revolution in her life.
Part of its power comes from these mysterious bowels that extend from the Fontanelle cemetery, beneath the Capodimonte hill and the whole Sanità area, from the Purgatorio ad Arco church to the Catacombs of San Gaudioso.
It is an extensive underground city that mirrors the one inhabited by the living, but no lesspopulated’: in fact it hides thousands and thousands of skeletons and the remains of nameless people who died of the plague or in prison or who were too poor to have a proper burial. And among the various ancient rituals associated with the cult of the dead there is also that of adopting’ a skull, the capuzzella’ (small head) of a deceased person, including it in one’s own extended family, like a relative or ancestor, redeeming it from anonymity. In addition to saying prayers to it, it is looked after by polishing it, placing it in a glass case or more simply in a biscuit tin. The Church has done all it could to prevent these practices that are considered profane and shut off access to the underworld, but the Neapolitans in a peaceful but inexorable have always reclaimed it. It is a cult that is still alive and being practised. It is possible to find small everyday traces of it, evidence someone has visited, such as fresh flowers or a bus ticket, a request for help or a note left there by people in need (regarding home, a job, lottery numbers) which out of affinity are addressed to those they consider as poor as themselves. It is a fair exchange: the living pray and look after the forgotten and nameless dead in exchange for help in their real lives.
This is the help that Anna unwittingly finds among the capuzzelle’.
Anna finally gets a full-time contract at the TV studio where she has been working for years on short-term contracts. She is prompter, transcribing actors’ lines and reminding them of them.
In addition to this, when she is on the bus that crosses the city on the long journey between home and work, mysterious passengers seem to direct phrases of encouragement, criticism or comfort to her, that blend together, overlapping with her thoughts. They accuse her of having changed, of no longer being the little girl who used to fearlessly hover in the sky, during the  “flight of the angel”. In fact, Anna was chosen every year for her courage, because she was the only child who would launch herself into the void attached only to a rope suspended between the bell tower and a building, during one of the most intriguing cultural ceremonies in Italian popular piety, for the traditional feast of the Assumption.
Now this courage seems to have abandoned her. That little girl is gone. Over the years she has accepted, for the sake of other people, so much that her true nature has been tarnished’. The problems in the family, disagreements with her husband, events related to crime. This is the hell that surrounds her every day and which she cannot see. It is the story of her slow path to the unveiling of things, towards the light.

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Director   Giuseppe M. Gaudino

Story by   Giuseppe M. Gaudino

Screenplay   Giuseppe M. Gaudino - Isabella Sandri - Lina Sarti

Cinematography   Matteo Cocco

Editing   Giogiò Franchini

Set design   Flaviano Barbarisi -  Antonella Di Martino

Costume design   Alessandra Torella

Sound   Daniele Maraniello - Dario Calvari - Sergio De Vito - Tullio Arcangeli - Marco Saitta

Original music   Epsilon Indi

Produced by

Giuseppe M. Gaudino and Isabella Sandri for Gaundri

Riccardo Scamarcio e Viola Prestieri for Buena Onda

Dario Formisano for Eskimo

Gaetano Di Vaio for Figli del Bronx

Giovanni Cottone for Bea Production Company

Gianluca Curti for Minerva Pictures Group

with Rai Cinema and MIBAC - Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

coproduced by  Anne-Dominique Toussaint  for Les Films des Tournelles

CNC – Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée

Distribution   Officine Ubu

World sales   Rai Com


·      Cinema Italian Style - Seattle 2016

·      Cinema Made in Italy - London 2016

·      Festa do Cinema Italiano - Lisbona 2016: Panorama

·      Festival del Cinema Italiano di Stoccolma 2016

·      Festival del Cinema Italiano di Tokyo 2016

·      Festival du Cinema Italien de Bastia 2016: Hors-Compétition

·      Festival International du Film de Mons 2016: Compétition Internationale

·      Festival Terra di Cinema -Tremblay en France 2016: Compétition Fiction

·      Italian Film Festival in Scotland 2016

·      Lavazza Italian Film Festival Australia 2016: Donne italiane

·      NICE New italian Cinema Events Festival - USA 2016: Fuori Concorso

·      Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016: Signatures

·      Viva il Cinema! Journées du film italien à Tours 2016

·      Appuntamento con il cinema italiano - Istanbul 2015

·      Cinemed - Festival Cinema Mediterranéen Montpellier 2015: Soirée d'ouverture

·      Festival del Cinema Italiano di Madrid 2015: Lungometraggi

·      Festival del Cinema Italiano in Brasile 2015

·      Festival do Rio 2015: Panorama of World Cinema

·      Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt 2015: Compétition - Mention spéciale du Jury

·      La Biennale di Venezia 2015: Venezia 72 - Coppa Volpi per la Migliore Attrice

·      Les rencontres du cinéma italien à Toulouse 2015: Avant-premières

·      MittelCinemaFest 2015

·      Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona 2015

·      Italian Film Focus - Sud Africa  2015


Valeria Golino

Massimiliano Gallo

Adriano Giannini

Salvatore Cantalupo

Rosaria De Cicco

Elisabetta Mirra

Daria D'Isanto

Edoardo Cró

Virginia D’Abbrescia

Roberto Corcione

Massimo De Matteo

Simona Capozzi

Alfonso Postiglione

Antonella Stefanucci

Lello Radice  

Sara Tancredi

Paola Casella

Luisa Esposito

Daniele Sampaio

Stefano Moffa

Vincenzo Pirozzi

Stefano Jotti 

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