Compétition internationale

Shelter – Farewell to Edén

Adieu Eden

Enrico Masi

2019ItalieFrance81 minCouleur16 mm

Pepsi is a transexual individual looking for a stable job as a caregiver. As a former member of the MILF, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front active in an island of southern Philippines, she escaped from her country to work as a nurse for over 10 years in Gaddafi’s Libya. Because of gender discrimination, she was forced to join the flow of refugees. Then, she faced European institutions as an asylum seeker. It was in the city of Bologna, Italy, where she obtained the first acknowledgement of her status. However, she could not stop there. Her journey continued towards France, crossing the dangerous “pass of death” on the heights of Ventimiglia. With the strength of her experience in the wild mountains of Mindanao she reached Paris. There, she acquired a second identity and found underground work offering massages, sharing interstitial spaces among the harsh architectures of the metropolis. Her voice over tale is a post-colonial parable, in which European geography mingles with an intimate emotional drama. Her wander recalls the ancient myth of Europe, according to which a young woman was kidnapped and raped by Jupiter, in the shape of a bull. He took her to an island in the Mediterranean from which she gave the name to the continent.

Après ses études en Lettres modernes et cinéma, Enrico Masi a obtenu un doctorat en sciences de la pédagogie à l’Université de Bologne. Il a fondé la société de production Caucaso en 2004 avec laquelle il a soutenu de nombreux documentaires de création et projets de recherche comme auteur et comme producteur. Il travaille aujourd’hui comme monteur et collabore avec des universités telles que l’Université Polytechnique de Turin ou l’Université de Milan, travaillant sur l’anthropologie visuelle et la phénoménologie. 

  • PRODUCTION : Stefano Migliore (Caucaso), Lois Rocque (Ligne 7)
  • Distribution : Roberto Cicutto