"Of all the hurdles you encounter in your life, one that is particularly daunting is not being able to come to accept your own past. The challenge lies in integrating that past, especially if it's painful and unresolved, with your own present. So, if there's been dissonance in your life and wounds that haven't healed, or even worse, absences that have left their mark, you tend to think that you can't do anything about it. Which is sort of what happens to Valerio, the protagonist of this film. Valerio just can't look back without seeing emptiness and disappointment, nothing else. Since he can't close those open wounds, he decides to get around them by turning the present into a 'game,' hoping in vain to protect his son Carlo from that outside world that instead of 'giving' to him, suddenly and egotistically took it all: a partner, a job, and a place to live." [Alessandro Capitani]
Alessandro Capitani (Orbetello, 1980) received a degree from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2009. His short film La legge di Jennifer won the Cinemaster at the 2013 Silver Ribbons and earned him a grant from Universal Studios in Hollywood. In 2016 his next short, Bellissima, won the David di Donatello for Best Short Film. I nostri fantasmi is his first narrative feature.