by Claudio Cupellini

  • Film
  • Production year 2021
  • Length 120’ min.
  • Release Date 1st July, 2021


The end of civilization has arrived. The apocalypse has wiped out a large part of humanity and the earth has stopped bearing fruit. It is not known what caused this cataclysm, whether it was a nuclear holocaust, a devastating war or a virus that wiped out so much life on our planet. A Father and his Son are among the few survivors. The Son grows up like a wild beast, because the Father thinks this is the only way he can help his child survive in a world where human relationships have become extremely dangerous. When the Father dies, the Son decides to undertake a journey beyond the confines of the sluice and the reservoir, along a mysterious river, moved by the desire to discover the world that was forbidden to him, but above all in search of someone who can read the words written by The Father in a notebook. The Son’s journey will turn into a coming-of-age story, where beauty and wonder have to fight against the darkness of a world which seems implacably hostile.


Director  Claudio Cupellini
Outline and Screenplay Filippo Gravino, Guido Iuculano, Claudio Cupellini
Adapted from 'La Terra Dei Figli' by GIPI Edizioni Coconino Press- Fandango 
 Gergely Poharnok
Editing  Giuseppe Trepiccione
Music  Motta - edizioni musicali CAM sugar - INDIGO FILM
Set design Daniele Frabetti
Costumes Mariano Tufano
Sound Angelo Bonanni
Assistant director Clara Zuliani
Casting Davide Zurolo u.i.c.d.
Produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Viola Prestieri
Co- produced by Wassim Béji
Produced by Indigo Film 
with Rai Cinema
In collaboration with WY Productions
With the support of Regione Lazio, fondo Regionale per il cinema e l'Audiovisivo
Distribution 01 Distribution
International sales True Colours


Leòn De La Vallée il figlio
Paolo Pierobon il padre
Maria Roveran Maria
Fabrizio Ferracane Aringo
Maurizio Donadoni Lorenzo
Franco Ravera Matteo
Alessandro Tedeschi Il Capo
Valerio Mastandrea Il boia
e con 
Valeria Golino La Strega



67th Taormina Film Fest - out of competition