San Cipriano Road
Via San Cipriano
2018, Italie, Allemagne, 67′
Rome on a blazing summer day. The filmmaker visits her grandmother Emilia in an apartment building on San Cipriano Road, where she lives together with her two sisters and one brother, all over ninety years old. As husbands and wives have passed away, the four are left again with each other.
Every day they meet in their apartments to discuss life, share poems or kitchen recipes, but rarely for a shared meal: “We’re not a retirement home after all”, says Benedetta, the youngest.
Rummaging through co-living situations and memories well kept, the family portrait also reveals the filmmaker’s search for clues as to how to live her own life, comparing two generations of women 70 years apart from each other.