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Cam's War
New Italian Cinema

Cam's War

La guerra di Cam

From Official Competition at the Giffoni Film Festival, director Laura Muscardin takes us on perilous adventure, set in the future, in a world where wars and devastating natural disasters have destroyed all human infrastructure and plunged the world into a dark savage age.

What remains of civilization is concentrated in small, closed citadels, while bands of armed outlaws roam through abandoned suburbs raiding and spreading terror. Very few dare to cross these ravaged wastelands and those who do will struggle to survive.

It is in this apocalyptic world that Cam and Dede, siblings who grew up in isolation in an old mine protected by their mother, embark on a journey in search of an escape route to the sea to save themselves and find freedom. To reach the ports, they must embark on a long, extremely dangerous journey where they will face many dangers from humans and nature itself, both equally merciless.

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne

Australian Premiere
15+ (exemption)
2020 | 83 min | Drama, Sci-Fi | Italy | Italian with English subtitles
Laura Muscardin
Alessio Praticò, Lorenzo McGovern Zaini, Sofia Iacuitto, Katie McGovern
Giffoni Film Festival 2020, Special Prize for Environment
Salerno International Film Festival 2020, Best Italian Film
Sweden Film Awards 2020, Best Feature Film
Festival del cinema di Spello 2020: In Competition
Madrid Indie Film Festival 2021
Laura Muscardin

Director: Laura Muscardin

After graduating in modern history at the La Sapienza University of Rome, Muscardin worked as a stage manager at the Nebreuko Theater Company, New York. In 1992 she founded the Golden Mist, an independent documentary and video production company. Her first feature Giorni was released in 2001, followed by Billo, Le Grand Dakhaar in 2008, which were each selected and awarded in numerous international festivals.  She currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Cam’s War is her third feature film.