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World Premiere

Michele Pennetta, Switzerland / Italy, 2023 76′.

On the outskirts of the city of Como, an encounter that could change everything. Precious and Federico, two free souls, united by a common passion: the music. But the pursuit of this common dream comes up against a harsh reality. The young man’s health is hanging by a thread and Precious is faced with difficult choices, torn between her ambitions and her new daily life. A moving journey between hope and turmoil.


Sat 30. Sep 2023 18:30 Frame 6
In presence of:
Michele Pennetta

Sun 01. Oct 2023 16:15 Frame 4
In presence of:
Michele Pennetta

Fri 06. Oct 2023 19:15 Corso 4

Sat 07. Oct 2023 19:45 Frame 4

Director Michele Pennetta Screenplay Michele Pennetta Editing Andrea Maguolo Photography Paolo Ferrari Sound Edgar Iacolenna Cast Precious Adebayo, Federico Peduzzi Producers Joëlle Bertossa, Flavia Zanon Co-Producers Simone Catania, Francesca Portalupi Production Close Up Films,Indyca, RSI, Radio Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, SRG SSR RTS, Rai Cinema.

Lonely, a coming-of-age documentary, focuses on teenagers whose everyday life is a constant struggle for survival. It is a tribute to the people who have had their wings clipped by fate at a young age, before they have had the chance to learn to fly.

Born in Varese (Italy) in 1984, Michele Pennetta studied at the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne et Genève (ÉCAL – HEAD) and obtained a Master’s degree in film direction. His diploma film, I cani abbaiano (Dogs Above, 2010), was selected for several international festivals, including Cinéma du Réel in Paris and the Torino Film Festival, while ‘A iucata (2013) was presented at Locarno in the Pardi di Domani section. His link with the Locarno Festival continues with Pescatori di corpi (Fishing Bodies, 2016), his first feature film in international competition at Cineasti del Presente. The international premiere of the documentary Il mio corpo (My Body, 2020) took place at the Cannes Film Festival. Il mio corpo has been acclaimed by the press and international critics and will be released in national and international cinemas in spring 2021.

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