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    • Director

      Enrico Pau

    • Credits

      Francesco Pamphili,
      Jane Doolan

      Piers McGrail

    • Principal Cast

      Donatella Finocchiaro,
      Barry Ward,
      Carolina Crescentini

  • Category


Set in Sardinia, during the bombardment of World War II, Annetta is an Accabadora, a woman who helps people die with dignity, a practice existing in Sardinia until the 1950s. She searches for acceptance and love with a deep desire to change her destiny: living alone with death, a path written in stone by ancient traditions. Annetta agrees on her sister’s deathbed to abandon her niece, so she cannot be fated to become the next Accabadora. The film is a reverse coming of age story as Annetta finds love in the arms of a foreigner Albert where she finally finds intimacy in love and life.

Notes courtesy of Screen Ireland

97 minutes, Italy, Ireland, 2015, Colour

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