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Drama, adventure, by Andra Malandra, Italy, 2021.
Daphne is a young woman fleeing the grayness of the city and her ghosts to find herself in contact with nature. She arrives in Abruzzo, a region that meets her expectations from a naturalistic point of view, but during an excursion she ends up getting lost in the Majella woods. From here begins the story of how she tries to survive, completely alone and lost, until the experience ends up becoming something else for her: a moment of transformation and catharsis, triggered by the mythical and spiritual inspiration of the nature that is meeting, and this will forever change the way she perceives herself and the world.
The film transports the usual elements of Malandra's visual research in a new direction, no longer urban but oriented towards the nature of the mountain woods, those of the Majella, freely inspired by a true story and by several news stories that have occurred in recent years, i.e. the disappearance of hikers in the mountain forests of Abruzzo.