Every year in the summer on the beach of Mondello in Palermo, more than a thousand cabins are built, ready to host as many groups of bathers who will spend the season there. For these people, the huts are the perfect scenario to hide behind the memory of a social status that the crisis of recent years has undermined. A family is indebted to make a holiday by the sea and appear wealthy among the bathers; three women tan to feel young and become the stars of the summer, while at the same beach a bartender thinks to earn as much money as possible to overcome the winter. Everyone is waiting for the night of August to live as a protagonist the summer vanity fair and continue to pretend that the economic crisis does not exist.
Awards and Recognitions
IDFA – Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2017: Concorso opere prime
La Biennale di Venezia 2017: Fuori Concorso