Archive of films Vacuum / Vacuum
2012, 94 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
A young married couple, Arianna and Milo, are delighted by the birth of their first child. But, of course, six months later everything is different: for the young woman, daily life in their apartment in the suburbs of Torino has become a grueling routine focused exclusively on the child. The economic crisis and postpartum depression deeply affect the young woman’s life as she desperately tries to find herself again. Debut director Giorgio Cugno built his visually impressive project upon authentic details and a claustrophobic atmosphere.
At the maternity hospital, Arianna and her husband Milo are overjoyed at the birth of their baby boy. Six months later, everything is completely different: for the young woman, daily life in their suburban Torino apartment has become a grueling routine focused exclusively on the child. Mattia has grown considerably, but the situation at the factory is grim and Milo is constantly threatened with the sack. So Arianna has to leave the child with her parents to earn a little extra as a cleaner. The economic crisis and her heavy depression deeply affect the young woman’s life as she desperately tries to find herself again. Rather than reveling in the joys of new motherhood, Arianna falls deeper into a cheerless vacuum.... Debut director Giorgio Cugno chose to look at the world through the eyes of a young mother struggling with the loss of her identity. Built upon authentic details and a claustrophobic atmosphere, he first perceived his visually impressive project as a documentary. As a reference point, the director used the statements of women suffering postpartum depression in the first year after childbirth.
About the director
Giorgio Cugno (b. 1979, Torino) is a director, screenwriter, and actor. He studied direction and sculpture in Torino at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating, he became interested in the fields of art and film, primarily taking up the relationship between fiction and the documentary image. He has produced numerous shorts and documentaries, both warmly received at home in Italy and on the international festival circuit. In 2009 he took part in the collective film Walls and Borders (2009). The drama Vacuum, in which he portrays the character of the heroine’s husband, is his first feature.
About the film
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Davide Dusnasco|
|Cast:||Simonetta Ainardi, Loris Morcolongo, Giorgio Cugno, Stefano Gorno, Marianna Musacchio|
Actor / Film Director