Directed by Ludovica Andò. Emiliano Aiello
Entirely filmed inside Civitavecchia prison, Fortezza is the reinterpretation of one of the most important novels of the XX century: “The Tartar Steppe” written by Dino Buzzati.
Three soldiers arrive at a solitary military garrison which no longer serves any defensive function. Here time is at a standstill and is marked by strict regulations, power dynamics, engrained idleness and habits. Waiting in vain for an enemy that will not arrive, military officers are consumed by, on the one hand, the need to give their stay a meaning and, on the other hand, the need to resist the attraction this place holds on them.
Festivals & Awards
Filmfest Bremen 2021: in competition
NICE New Italian Cinema Events Festival - Russia 2021: Feature Films
Pune International Film Festival
Festa del Cinema di Roma 2019: Special Events
Laceno d’oro 2019: Concorso lungometraggi
IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020: Perspectives
FICLO - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Leteratura de Olhao, Portugal
Shanghai International Film Festival: Focus Italy
Valdarno Film Festival
Novos Cinemas, Pontevedra International Film Festival
Festival Internacional de Cine Austral
Ariano International Film Festival
Civitavecchia International Tour Film Festival
Cinema Made in Italy - Athens
- 70' min.