Director: Pietro Marcello
Documentary and fiction is blurred to striking effect in this love story between a macho ex-con and a transsexual, former drug addict.
Mary and Enzo's unusual union commenced behind prison bars and now plays out against the bruised backdrop of Genoa. The memories of this fading world - beautifully captured through a wealth of vintage footage of the waterfront city - act as a poetic counterpoint to a relationship as fractured as its setting.
Drawing comparisons to Terence Davies' Of Time and the City and Peter Schreiner's Toto, Pietro Marcello's debut exudes a maturity that belies his young age. Winner of multiple awards, including Best Documentary at this year's Berlin Film Festival
“I had just come out of a bakery and met this man [Enzo]. We began chatting and he shows me the bullet hole marks in his leg. The film was born from that conversation.” - filmmaker Petro Marcello