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IN MEMORY OF MYSELF

Italy, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Saverio Costanzo

IN MEMORY OF MYSELF

“The monastery is an extraordinary metaphor, with its rhythms and silences.” - Saverio Costanzo In Memory of Myself, Saverio Costanzo's follow-up to his award-winning 2004 debut, Private, is an intense exploration of a man entering a self-imposed prison - an island seminary in Venice. Andrea, suffering an existential crisis, decides to shun the confusing possibilities offered by the world and find his spiritual self in a monastery of Jesuit novitiates. Here, he's not only confronted by the other novitiates but also by his inner conflicts. An exploration of the turmoil of lost souls struggling to connect with themselves and others, finding their place in society and discovering the right path in life. “Bursts with powerful originality and some very deep thinking.” - Variety

D/S Saverio Costanzo P Mario Gianani WS Scalpel Films L Italian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/118mins

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