The truth is fugitive

18th September 2020



Italian contest

Brief Synopsis:

Marco is a thirty-year-old journalist from Trapani that decided to return to his homeland after the graduation. In an age in which the Mafia is no longer a news, Marco wants to build his own future here, investigating the reality and the lies behind the shadows of this land. The desire for knowledge and the obsession with Messina Denaro, italian criminal of Cosa Nostra, will force him to get involved in the world around him, in an attempt to achieve his goal: to seek the hidden truth.


Directed by: Rosario Minervini
Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Producer: Pierfrancesco Li Donni
Editing: Rosario Minervini
Cinematography: Rosario Minervini
Running time: 25’
Country: Italy
Year: 2020
Contacts: CSC │

Director’s note:

The film, which began as a story about a specific mafia investigation, during the shooting has transformed its essence into a portrait of the protagonist, through his way of life and his personal isolation. The story tries to make the viewer interested in events far from him, triggering their curiosity through the unknown and the discovery. Of the initial choices, only photography has maintained its being: it represents the protagonist, immersed in black and white, as a character of his own articles.
Rosario Minervini