TITLE Punta Sacra
YEAR 2020
DIRECTOR Francesca Mazzoleni
LENGHT 96′ 00″
FORMAT Digital
SOUND Chiara Santella
EDITING Elisabetta Abrami
CINEMATOGRAPHY Francesca Mazzoleni

The last triangle of habitable space at the mouth of the Tiber: the people who live there call it Punta Sacra.
The film recounts the life of the community of Idroscalo di Ostia, today composed of 500 families. Above all, that of Franca, head of a completely female family, narrator and driving force behind the stories that make that strip of land come alive. A tale between realism and projections into the imaginary, between nostalgia and inevitable pragmatism. And one desire above all: to be able to continue living in that place, which for them is home.


Francesca Mazzoleni

Francesca Mazzoleni (Catania, 1989) graduated in Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. She works between Rome and Berlin. She has directed several short films for which she has won several awards, including a nomination at the Nastri D’Argento 2015 for Il Premio, best short at Terre di Cinema 16éme Edition du Festival du Nouveau Cinema Italien for Lo so che mi senti, and at Visioni Italiane for 1989.
In 2017 She won a scholarship in MusicVideo directing at the New York Film Aca-demy in New York. After a close collaboration with composer Teho Teardo She made the video clips The Empty Boat for Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld. She worked on the documentary Sbarre for Rai Cinema and was the assistant director on Marco Danieli’s film La ragazza del mondo.
In 2018 she released her first feature film for cinema, the coming-of-age Succede ( Indigo Film and Warner Bros Italia) In 2020, she made the documentary film Punta Sacra, (Morel Film), winner of the Best Feature Film at Visions du rèel, the Jury Prize at Alice nella città as part of the Rome Film Festival, the Best Director Prize and the CIACE at the Festival du cinema italien de Annecy, was nominated for the David di Donatello for Best Documentary and won the
Valentina Pedicini Prize at the Nastri D’Argento.