It's a hauntingly lovely, strikingly unusual portrait of family trauma.
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The Macaluso Sisters
Our story begins in 1985. The Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella) are five young, orphaned siblings who live in and work from a shabby rooftop apartment in Palermo, Sicily. They make a living by renting doves out for ceremonies of all manner. Following each gig, the doves return home on their own, by air, naturally. One hot summer, a rare beach outing is planned on a day off from work. Near the close of a day full of enchantment, reverie, and close encounters with secret lovers, a shocking catastrophe transpires. That single event will change the course of the relationships between the sisters for the rest of their lives.
Drama, Women and Film
Alissa Maria Orlando, Laura Giordani, Rosalba Bologna, Susanna Piraino, Serena Barone, Maria Rosaria Alati, Anita Pomario, Donatella Finocchiaro, Ileana Rigano, Eleonora De Luca, Simona Malato, Viola Pusateri
Winner, Pasinetti Award ~ Best Film, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
Winner, Pasinetti Award ~ Best Actress, Venice Film FestivalMORE
Beatrice Loayza, New York Times
No mere sun-kissed coming-of-age film, “The Macaluso Sisters” opens on a blissful day filled with young love and beachside longing that is tragically upended by an accident that has everlasting reverberations.
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