common places –

by Angelo Loy
75’ | 2015 | HD

Mona is an Egyptian woman who immigrated to Italy with her husband 18 years ago. When he loses his job, they face a fierce struggle with debts and become unable to pay their rent. An eviction verdict forces the family to leave their home. Mona wants to go back to Cairo but her sons don’t want to leave their birthplace. An unusual solution comes out; occupying a derelict house and sharing it with other families. The film follows Mona and her family during this particular life experience, telling a story about the idea of home, the feeling of belonging, and nostalgia.

BEST ITALIAN PRODUCTION | Terra Di Tutti FF, Italy 2015

BEST FILM in Travelers and Migrant section | Festival Del Cinema Africano, Italy 2015
GOLDEN AWARD | International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues And Zero Discrimination, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015

World Sales

Original languages: Arabic & Italian
Available versions: English, Italian & Arabic subtitled
Available screening formats: HD file, Blu-ray & DVD

Biografilm | Bologna, Italy, 2015
Terra di Tutti Fim Festival | Bologna, Italy, 2015
Crocevia Di Sguardi | Torino, Italy, 2015
Festival Del Cinema Africano | Verona, Italy, 2015
Via Emilia Doc festival | Modena, Italy, 2015
Documentaria Noto | Noto, Italy, 2015
International Film Festival For Women, Social Issues And Zero Discrimination |  Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015