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The Garden that doesn't exist 

Documentary, 52 minutes, 2022

Director: Rä di Martino


Written by Rä di Martino, based on an idea by Noa Karavan Cohen.


The garden of the Finzi-Continis never existed. However once upon a time there was a garden, which became a place of pilgrimage, a safe haven, thanks to the novel by Giorgio Bassani, a bestseller recounting the rise of fascism in Italy and the disappearance of the Finzi-Continis, a Jewish family from Ferrara. Reality, fiction, the documentary plays with History, the book and the characters from the novel.

Awards and festivals:

Torino Film Festival. Nastri d’argento 22. Docs Without Borders Film Festival - August 12 2022 - Nassau.


In coproduction with Alto Piano and Arte. With the support of: CNC, Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, Fondation Rothschild, PROCIREP-ANGOA, Ministero della Cultura Cinema e Audiovisivo, Intesa Sanpaolo. With the sponsorship of the Comunità Ebraica di Roma.


World sales : Mediawan

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