Lorenzo is a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers. He decides to take a break from it all by hiding out in his building’s neglected basement.
No one has a clue that clever Lorenzo will actually be abandoning a school ski trip to be alone. For an entire week, he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a “normal” teenager. He plans to live in perfect isolation with his favorite music, books and ant farm, an interesting alternative to watching TV. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo’s older half-sister Olivia changes everything.
Away for years, she plummets into the small basement room in search of some forgotten possessions. A worldly 25-year-old beauty, her problematic and fragile state upsets Lorenzo’s total escape from reality. Their forced cohabitation in the basement’s confined space brings forth confrontation and old resentments, but also a need for affection and intimacy. A few emotional days and nights with his sister Olivia will inspire Lorenzo to see the world through new eyes.
Based on "Io e Te" by
Fiction e Mario Gianani
In assciation with
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
ai sensi delle norme sul Tax Credit
Regione LAzio - fondo regionale cinema e l'audiovisivo