Film Club: La Restanza

Custom Food Lab are very proud to have commissioned an exclusive streaming of ‘La Restanza’ at the Saturday evening Film Club for the Seed Gathering 2023. After the film, director Alessandra Coppola will be live online in conversation with curator Viviana Checchia. Grab some dinner and settle in for a very special evening.

About the film:

Salento, far south of Italy: an area as beautiful to visit, as harsh to live in. A land of labour exploitation and migration. A group of young people in their thirties gathers after a village feast. They have one certainty, they don’t want to leave, they want to remain in this place which it is said: “nothing has ever happened here and nothing will ever happen”. They will prove it isn’t.

They persuade the elders to join them and put their overgrown plot at the service of the community. The land becomes the bond between those who do not want to leave and the elderly who remain, between migrants, young people in search of prospects and passing by strangers. Castiglione becomes the village of Restanza, the art of staying while continuing to move, the art of being together.