Filming is in progress in Rome on Vetro, which is the first feature-length work directed by Domenico Croce (who won a David di Donatello in 2021 for his short film Anne) and the first cinematic title produced by the juvenile film and audiovisual production organization Fidelio, in league with Vision Distribution.
Composed by Solinas Prize finalists Ciro Zecca and Luca Mastrogiovanni, Vetro is the story of a youthful “hikikomori”, which is the name given to young people who decide to transform their bedrooms into jail cells. Keeping an eye on her neighbors, she understands that something terrifying is unfurling in the apartment opposite her. Be that as it may, her longing to research conflicts with the impossibility of leaving her bedroom and prompts surprising circumstances.
The cast of the film, which is described as a psychological thriller, is led via Carolina Sala (found in the web series Fedeltà and in TV dramas La guerra è finita and Pezzi unici), Tommaso Ragno (Happy As Lazzaro, The Bad Poet, Tre piani, and soon to be found in Cannes) and Marouane Zotti (In Memory of Myself, and the series I May Destroy You).
Established in 2019 by Daniele Basilio and Silvio Maselli, who have both worked as audiovisual executives for nearly 20 years now (Maselli, specifically, was the president of the Italian Film Commissions, secretary general of ANICA and a Culture and Tourism councilor in Bari), Fidelio’s creative team additionally involves partners Valerio Mastandrea (awarded 4 David di Donatello trophies as an actor, but he’s also a director and screenwriter) and the dancer and choreographer Elisa Barucchieri.
Vetro will be shot totally in a studio, with special effects depended to Edi and specialist make-up to Andrea Leanza (both of whom got awards at the 2021 David di Donatellos). The film will be distributed in Italy and somewhere else by Vision Distribution.