Fortezza
Fortress
German Premiere
Original title
Fortezza
2019
Language
Italian
Italy
Innovation
Literature
72 min
Synopsis
Entirely filmed inside the Civitavecchia House of Detention, with the protagonists and co-authors the prisoners themselves, Fortezza is the reinterpretation of one of the most important novels of the ’900: The Desert of the Tartars by Dino Buzzati. Three soldiers arrive in a solitary military garrison without lacking any defensive function. Here time is firm and marked by strict regulations, dynamics of power, leisure and ingrained habits. In the vain expectation of an enemy who will not come, the soldiers consume itself between the need to make sense of their permanence and resist to the attraction that this place operates on them.
Director(s)
Ludovica Andò, Emiliano Aiello
Script
Ludovica Andò, Emiliano Aiello