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My Place is Here (Io resto)

Michele Aiello | 2021 | Italy | 83 min

Lombardy, Italy – 26th March 2020. The town’s public hospital is overwhelmed by ill people infected by a previously unknown virus. For 30 days, Michele Aiello modestly films the unprecedented and indispensable relationships that unite the patients and healthcare staff. Protected by masks, separated by screens, the nurses and the ill become closer through the hardship. With a delicate direct cinema approach, the film asserts the humanity that permeates relationships within the hospital. Even if it is painful at times, My Place Is Here brings an intimate dimension to this slice of raw reality, far removed from voyeurism, from heroic apology or from the usual anxiety-inducing media representation.

UK Premiere

Visions Du Réel, Grand Angle section. World Premiere 23 April 2021, Nyon, Switzerland

Biografilm Festival, Italian premiere. Best Film Award Biografilm Italy, Bologna, Italy

Ortigia Film Festival. Best Documentary Film “Sebastiano Gesù” Award, Siracusa, Italy

PerSo Perugia Social Film Festival, Perugia, Italy. Special Mention

Documentaria Film Festival, Palermo Italy. Best Film Visioni Doc Italia

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