This is the story of a family and its journey. This family is mine.
I had just finished training to become a filmmaker, when after 17 years of struggle, my father enters into the final stage of Parkinson’s disease.
I decide to borrow a camera and leave for Italy to film my father and family’s last Christmas together.
On the TV of the family cafe, the Maya announce the end of the world …
Is this the beginning of the end…? or just bullshit!
My father decides to live and fight for another two years.
We have supported him without limits.
The hospital room becomes our new home, warm and welcoming: card games, loud laughter and euphoric dances … all accompanied by the indelible songs of Adriano Celentano… Our actual house, on the contrary, becomes a sad and abandoned place, where family members prepare themselves several times for the funeral and where they are continually challenged.
Mine is an introspective journey in search of my origins and my future.
I Guerrieri is an Italian painting of our humanity facing the separation from the loved ones.
Director: Loredana Acquaviva
Subtitles: English and French