Piazza Grande: Crazy Midnight
THE NEST (Il Nido)
A paraplegic boy lives with his mother in an isolated villa. He grows serene but unsatisfied. When a young maid arrives, he decides that he wants to know the world. But his mother won’t let him go so easily.
It is not easy to judge the actions of others if there are no reference points: Samuel has grown up this way, protected from any contact with the outer world, safe beside a mother with the sharply-angled face of a witch. Working on archetypes, and allowing himself to be inspired by Bava and Argento’s decor, De Feo steers towards eerie cinema, creating an apologue for contemporary society in which the “politics of terror” apply.Daniela Persico