Day Of Rest| 47mins
Director: Alessandro Bandinelli, Valentina Zaggia | Producer: Alessandro Bandinelli, Valentina Zaggia
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: Italy
In the 1980s, Giancarlo was a wealthy man. He had a wife and daughter and was full of plans. But then he lost everything and had to start all over again. Today, he lives together with his Romanian second wife, her son and mother-in-law in a seaside working class suburb of Rome, working six days a week in a downtown restaurant. His thirty-something stepson Cristian is a sensitive underachiever who spends his days in dreamy procrastination. Cristian feels crushed by a world that seemingly holds no opportunities for him and ends up blaming Giancarlo. Stuck between past glories and present struggles, this family's story closely mirrors the state of a country, Italy, itself struggling for a future. But Giancarlo's own philosophy keeps him afloat: never lose the desire to push forward, keep looking at the future and don't give up on your dreams.