Controra – House of Shadows

Directed by Rossella De Venuto

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Original TitleControra – House of Shadows
NationalityItaly / Ireland
Runtime84 min
LanguagesItalian, English, German
Genre Supernatural thriller
CastFiona Glascott
Pietro Ragusa
Federico Castelluccio
Marcello Prayer
Ray Lovelock
Bianca Nappi
A coproductionInterlinea Film
Ripple World Pictures
ProducerMaurizio Antonini
Co-producersJacqueline Kerrin
Dominic Wright
Valentina Gardani

TaglineThe brighter the light, the darker the shadow.
SynopsisMegan, a successful Irish artist, lives in Dublin with her husband Leo, an Italian who emigrated several years ago. After receiving the news of Leo’s uncle death – Monsignor Domenico, a powerful catholic priest – the couple is forced to go to Apulia to handle the unexpected inheritance that Leo received.
Leo’s intention is to sell the ancient inherited palace to his brother Nicola, the towns’ priest. After their arrival in Apulia, Leo gets in touch with his old friends and rediscovers a world that had almost forgotten. Megan is enchanted by the beauty of the places and the ancient family palace. They decide to stay for the summer.
Left alone at home, during the hottest hours of the day, Megan is disturbed by mysterious presences. While trying to understand what is happening to her she starts to find in the palace clues of an unsolved mystery in Leo’s family. These discoveries will lead her to share her findings with Father Von Galen from Bolzano’s diocese, a priest sent by the Vatican to investigate on Domenico’s beatification process. In dramatic crescendo we will follow Megan in a struggle against forces that are willing to hide the truth at all costs.
Festivals and MarketsGalway Film Fleadh – Irish Premiere
Bari Film Festival – Official selection
Bolzano Cinema – Official selection
Neuchatel film festival – Official selection
Ortigia Film Festival – Official selection
Italian Horror Fest – Awarded
N.I.C.E Festival – Official selection