Favolacce (Bad Tales)

Favolacce (Bad Tales)

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Favolacce (Bad Tales)

a film by Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo
Italy, Switzerland 2020; 98′; o.v. Italian

Festivals & Prizes

70th Berlin International Film Festival 2020 – Silver Bear Award for the best screenplay.
Nastri d’Argento 2020 – Best Film, Best producer, Best screenplay to Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo, Best photography to Paolo Carnera, Best costumes to Massimo Cantini Parrini
Ciak d’Oro 2020 – Best direction; best screenplay, best producer, best supporting role (Barbara Chichiarelli), best costumes.


Once upon a time there was a dark fairy tale set in outskirts south of Rome, between a brutally built melancholy coast and swampy countryside. A small family community composed of parents, teenagers and teachers.
The characters seem apparently normal. There, silence covers the subtle sadism of the fathers (imperceptible but inexorable), the passivity of the mothers, and the guilty indifference of the teachers.
Overall, it is the desperation of the children, diligent and cruel, incapable of listening, that explodes in repressed rage and flows quickly through the loss of everyone.



Elio Germano, Barbara Chichiarelli, Gabriel Montesi, Max Malatesta, Ileana D’Ambra, Lino Musella

Directed by:

Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo

Assistant Director:

Fabio Simonelli


Agostino and Giuseppe Saccà for Pepito Produzioni


Tiziana Soudani, Michela Pini, Gabriella De Gara for Amka Films Production, Alessandro Marcionni for RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Rai Cinema

Swiss distributor:


International sales:

The Match Factory

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