Private Project

Laura's Hereafter (Il domani di Laura, sub eng)

Florence (Italy), present time.
Laura is a forty-five years old married woman, with a teenage daughter.
Laura starts to express a feeling of discomfort both at home and work, due to a sexual abuse: the abuse is never shown, or mentioned, except for two quick flashbacks, where the raper approaches Laura, who sees him in a POV shot.
This shocking event undermines Laura's serenity. Her quality of life starts to get worse: she has nightmares, physical disease and abnormal behaviour.
A new director, Stefania, comes to the company where Laura is working: at first Laura is unable to have a good relation with her. Afterwards, a connection between them arises, thanks to Stefania, and the two women become friends. Laura will find the strenght to open herself up to Stefania: she will talk to her about the sexual abuse and agree to go to a Center for women against violence, following the advice of her new friend.
Under the Patronage of Comune di Firenze and CNA Firenze Metropolitana.
Project supported by the Foundations CR Firenze and Il Cuore si Scioglie Onlus.

  • Costantino Maiani
    Director
  • Costantino Maiani
    Writer
  • Associazione Culturale Quarto Spazio
    Producer
  • Valentina Banci
    Key Cast
    "Laura"
  • Roberta Barbiero
    Key Cast
    "Stefania"
  • Rosario Campisi
    Key Cast
    "Alessandro"
  • Paola Lushnjani
    Key Cast
    "Nicoletta"
  • Gianni Andrei
    Key Cast
    "Danilo"
  • Roberto Andrioli
    Key Cast
    "Tommaso"
  • Sonia Jael Colombo
    Key Cast
    "Diletta"
  • Gabriele Giaffreda
    Key Cast
    "Giuseppe"
  • Andrea Giuntini
    Key Cast
    "Rinaldi"
  • Benedetta Giuntini
    Key Cast
    "Francesca"
  • Anna Serena
    Key Cast
    "Rita"
  • Alessio Arzilli
    Key Cast
    "customer at the bar"
  • Irene Barbugli
    Key Cast
    "customer at the bar"
  • Vincenzo Puzziferri
    Key Cast
    "barman"
  • Alessandro Timpanaro
    Key Cast
    "Riccardo"
  • Lorenzo Maiani
    Troupe
    Music
  • Matteo Rosellini
    Troupe
    DOP
  • Drilona Bramo
    Troupe
    Script Supervisor
  • Suela Kernezo
    Troupe
    Hair Style & Makeup Artist
  • Pixel Line
    Troupe
    Service Video, Postproduction, Color Correction
  • Faminore
    Troupe
    Live Recording, Audio Postproduction, Sound Design, Soundtrack Recording
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il domani di Laura
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival 2019
    Montelupo Fiorentino (Florence)
    Italy
    October 26, 2019
    Italian Première
    Winner: Best Feature Film; Special Mention for Cultural Value (Feature Film)
  • Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes 2020
    Cannes
    France
    Official Selection
  • Eastern Europe Film Festival 2020
    Craiova
    Romania
    Semi-Finalist
  • Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival 2020
    Mosca
    Russian Federation
    Winner: Best Actress (Feature Film) to Valentina Banci
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest 2020
    Calcutta
    India
    Winner: Best Film on Women (Silver Award)
  • Tagore International Film Festival 2020
    Bolpur
    India
    Winner: Best Film on Women
  • World Film Carnival - Singapore 2020

    Singapore
    Winner: Best Film on Women
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival 2020
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Winner: Honorable Mention (Feature Film)
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival 2021
    Canton, Michigan
    United States
    Winner: Best Feature Film of the Month
  • Košice International Monthly Film Festival 2021
    Košice
    Slovakia
    Finalist
  • Best Feature Film Award 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    Finalist
  • Art Film Awards - Monthly Competition 2021
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    Winner: Best Indie Feature Film (low budget)
  • UK Monthly Film Festival 2021
    Norwich
    United Kingdom
    Winner: Best Longer Film
  • Gona Film Awards 2021
    Karaikkudi
    India
    Winner: Special Jury Award - Best Women's Feature Film
  • Uruvatti International Film Festival 2021
    Karaikkudi
    India
    Winner: Special Jury Award - Best Original Score (International Feature Film) to Lorenzo Maiani
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival 2021
    Athens
    Greece
    Winner: Honorable Mention
  • Havelock International Film Festival 2021
    Port Blair
    India
    Winner: Best Actress Feature Film to Valentina Banci; Special Jury Award - Best Musical Theme for Feature Film to Lorenzo Maiani
  • Super Indie Film Festival 2021
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Nawada International Film Festival 2nd Season 2021
    Nawada
    India
    Winner: Best Foreign Director to Costantino Maiani
  • Abbey Film Festival 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • New Cinema - Lisbon Monthly Film Festival 2021
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    Winner: Best Feature Film
  • ISAFF - International Symbolic Art Film Festival 2021
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Official Selection
  • ADIFF - Actor&Director Awards 2021
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Winner: Best Feature Film
  • London International Monthly Film Festival 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    Finalist
  • Indo-Singapore International Film Festival 2021
    Kallal
    India
    Winner: Best Actress Feature Film to Valentina Banci; Special Jury Award - Best Original Score for Feature Film to Lorenzo Maiani
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival 2021
    Calcutta
    India
    Winner: Best Film on Women
  • Golden Earth Film Award 2021

    United States
    Winner: Best Feature Film
  • Port Blair International Film Festival 2021
    Port Blair
    India
    Winner: Best Women's Feature Film; Best Young Actress - Feature Film to Paola Lushnjani
  • Diglipur International Film Festival 2021
    Port Blair
    India
    Winner: Best Women's Film - Feature Film
  • RED Movie Awards 2021
    Reims
    France
    Official Selection
  • Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival 2021
    Calcutta
    India
    Winner: Best Women's Film
  • International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar 2021
    Port Blair
    India
    Winner: Best International Feature Film; Best Director - Feature Film to Costantino Maiani; Best Cinematography - Feature Film to Matteo Rosellini
  • Oasis Inter Continental Film Festival 2021
    Mumbai
    India
    Winner: Best Picture; Best Director to Costantino Maiani
  • Sweden Film Awards 2021
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Finalist
  • Accord Cine Fest 2021
    Mumbai
    India
    Winner: Best Women Film Feature; Best Actress Feature to Valentina Banci
  • Stockholm City Film Festival 2021
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Winner: Best Feature Film; Best Actress Feature Film to Valentina Banci
  • Hollywood Indie Film Awards 2021
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Winner: Best Feature Film; Best Actress to Valentina Banci
  • Mokkho International Film Festival 2021
    Pondicherry
    India
    Winner: Best Women's Film; Best Cinematography to Matteo Rosellini; Special Mention Award - Best Actress to Valentina Banci
  • Iconic Images Film Festival 2021
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    Semi-Finalist
  • Indo French International Film Festival 2021
    Pondicherry
    India
    Winner: Best Women's Feature Film
  • Älvsbyn Film Festival 2021
    Älvsbyn
    Sweden
    Official Selection
  • High Tatras Film & Video Festival 2021
    Dolný Smokovec
    Slovakia
    Finalist
  • Anatolia International Film Festival 2021
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Official Selection
  • Continental Film Awards 2021

    India
    Winner: Best European Fiction Feature; Best European Director to Costantino Maiani
  • BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival 2021
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    Winner: Best Actress of Feature Film to Valentina Banci
  • Brittany International Film Festival 2021
    Locronan
    France
    July 10, 2021
    France Première
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Sendependa 2021
    Valencia
    Spain
    Winner: Mejor Película; Mejor Actriz (Valentina Banci)
  • Roshani International Film Festival 2021
    Aurangabad
    India
    Winner: Best Story Writer (1st rank) to Costantino Maiani; Best Producers (2nd rank) to Quarto Spazio
  • Fresco International Film Festival 2021
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    August 28, 2021
    Armenian Première
    Official Selection
  • Festival International de Cinéma de Kinshasa FICKIN 2021
    Kinshasa
    Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
    Congolese Première
    Official Selection
  • Cinemaking International Film Festival 2021
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Bangladeshi Première
    Official Selection
  • CINEMA OF NATIONS 2021
    Potsdam
    Germany
    German Première
    Official Selection
  • Universal Film Festival 2021
    New York
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards 2021
    Rome
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • Cardiff International Film Festival 2021
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Sweet Democracy Film Awards 2021
    Rome
    Italy
    Winner: Best Italian Indie Narrative Feature
Director Biography - Costantino Maiani

Born in Florence (Italy) on January 7th, 1972

Filmography

- "Paysages 1" (5', 2007), screened at London International Documentary Festival, British Museum (2007)
- "Analogic" (10', 2008)
- "Clarice vede il futuro" (10', 2008)
- "Showreel Aphrodia" (4', 2009), screened at XXIV Salone Internazionale del Libro, Torino (2011)
- "Florentine Andromak" (5', 2009), screened at XXIV Salone Internazionale del Libro, Torino (2011)
- "Gioiezza" (41', 2009)
- "Find Your Way" (7', 2009/2010)
- "Libellula" (48', 2011/2012)
- "Esercizi 1 - 6" (2013 - 2015)
- "La Passione del Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo" (129', 2014)
- "Beata Giulia da Certaldo" (26', 2016)
- "Albanian Symphony" (14', 2017)
- "Elsa" (5', 2017)
- "Il domani di Laura" ("Laura's Hereafter", 82', 2019)
- "Le regole dell'armonia" (2020/2021, short, editing)

Work in Progress

- "La musica e il buio" ("The Musik and the Dark"; feature, biopic on Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco)
Website: www.lamusicaeilbuio.com

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Director Statement

"Laura's Hereafter" is about violence against women.
The film is included in the project “Firenze Crowd - FondiAmo Comunità” (2018) promoted by the Foundation CR Firenze and the Foundation Il Cuore si Scioglie Onlus.
The violence against women is one of the main emergencies of today's society, both for its impact and for the severe psychological, relational and social effects on victims. Women who have been sexually assaulted enact a strategy of avoidance, removal and dissociation. Cultural prejudice and victim self-blaming usually make the impact on victims life quality even worse.
The director's aim is to face this complex issue from an infrequent point of view: the film doesn't show the act of violence - except for two mentioned flashbacks - but focuses on the negative effects the victim experiences, to the point that she is not able to go on with her normal life.
It has been regarded as more important to describe the discomfort experienced after the sexual abuse, than the act of violence itself. In order to deal with this topic correctly, the director has drawn on the expertise of Associazione Artemisia Anti Violence Center of Florence.