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IFF21 Padrenostro

18+ 120 MIN
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Rome, 1976. Valerio (Mattia Garaci) is ten years old and has a vivid imagination. When he witnesses, together with his mother Gina (Barbara Ronchi, Feel Your Memories IFF20), the attack on his father Alfonso (Pierfrancesco Favino in his Venice Film Festival Best Actor-winning role, The Traitor IFF20) by a terrorist group, his childhood is turned upside down.

From that moment on, fear and a sense of vulnerability leave a dramatic mark on the feelings of the whole family. But it is in those difficult days that Valerio gets to know Christian (Francesco Gheghi), a boy not much older than him. Solitary, rebellious and bold, he seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Their encounter in a summer full of discoveries will change their lives forever.

The social turmoil of Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’ are at the heart of writer-director Claudio Noce’s semi-autobiographical third feature Padrenostro, a personal story inspired by his own family trauma that views the harsh adult world from a child’s perspective.


OFFICIAL SELECTION – Venice Film Festival 2020 

WINNER – Venice Film Festival 2020, Best Actor, La Pellicola d’Oro Award 

WINNER – Nastro d’Argento Awards 2021, Best Original Story 

NOMINEE – David di Donatello Awards 2021, Best Cinematography, Best Photography 

NOMINEE – Nastro d’Argento Awards 2021, Best Actor, Best Sound 

NOMINEE – Venice Film Festival 2020, Best Film 

NOMINEE – Chicago International Film Festival 2020, Best Feature 


"A deep dive into a director’s subconscious. "

- The Guardian

Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 20th October


120 min




Barbara Ronchi, Pierfrancesco Favino, Francesco Gheghi, Mattia Garaci


Claudio Noce


Film Festival


Italian with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square