Quiet Bliss

Directed by: Edoardo Winspeare
Italy | 127 minutes

Four women try to settle for rural life after their business goes bankrupt

Following the painful collapse of their textile business, four women, several generations of the same family, struggle to make ends meet. After authorities repossess their house, all future prospects and family ties seem to be ruined. When they give up the city struggles for the radiant rural Italy, they immense themselves into the struggles of farm life. With hard earned little successes along the way and slowly surfacing reflection on their lives, Winspeare’s characters wander onto a new territory of challenges, facing their own demons instead of demonic loan sharks and uncovering one another’s weaknesses.

With powerful performances of his non-professional ensemble cast, Edoardo Winspeare’s latest feature contemplates over the theme of new beginnings and the unwavering willpower that is the last resort of those whom the economy has recently failed. While gradually adapting to their new circumstances, the women discover the empowering experience of living in harmony with nature. With scenic images and his intimate storytelling ability, Winspeare lets his stalwart protagonists lead us through the existential struggle of destitution and the private peace pacts with the new confines of their lives.

Mirella Matrai

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