EFM: Livio Bordone's PADIGLIONE 22

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Distribution rights for Livio Bordone's Padiglione 22 are being offered for sale by Paco Cinematografica s.r.l. at this year's European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, Germany.

As was previously reported here on ScreenAnarchy, the screenplay for Padiglione 22 was written by Bordone. The movie stars Regina Orioli, Giuseppe Antignati, Arturo Paglia, Corinna Lo Castro, Elio Germano, Gaetano Amato, and Valentina Gristina.

Here's a synopsis for Padiglione 22 from the production: "Laura Marotti lives a perfectly normal and hectic life, until the spirit of her brother Valerio comes back to haunt her. Valerio, diagnosed a schizophrenic and practically buried alive in a private institution, manages to escape to and then die in the asylum where he had been locked up as a child, in Ward 22, before the Basaglia Law was passed. In 1978, the Basaglia Law outlawed all mental asylums.

Laura, who has felt guilty about the way she had treated this brother with the absent stare - the family's burden - will become haunted by his menacing and ever-present spirit, from the day of his death. It will be an obsessive reminder of her painful indifference.

Between her increasing anxiety and suffering caused by these dream-like visions, Laura will be plunged back into the 1970s, living out moments from the past, and hallucinating encounters with a much younger Valerio and other patients' ghosts. It will be the beginning of a tug-of war between Laura and the ghost... or is it between Laura and her guilt?"

Padiglione 22 trailer (downloadable 3.6 MB WMV file - viewer discretion is advised)

Padiglione 22 stills gallery

Paco Cinematografica: Padiglione 22

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