Private Project

The Hare Woods

Fifteen-year-old Lucrezia quarrels with her father, principal of the Heraclitus High School: he will only allow her to go to a party if accompanied by her older brother Cesare, who instead refuses to do so. Meanwhile, her classmate Violet comments on her social networks on the open letter of a Finnish lady, resentful against the Italian school system. Lucrezia shows the video to her father, who weighs those criticisms. Having received an input from the superintendent, the principal thus promotes a pilot experiment in Lucrezia and Violet's class: the Finnish school. Meanwhile, Cesare has beaten up a classmate in the toilets of the high school: he bragged about his father, an entrepreneur with a mafia taint, skilled in obtaining with bribes the change of use of land behind the school. He will build a large shopping center in the place of the current woods, to which Cesare is particularly attached: together with her sister he spent many afternoons there with their mother, who passed away recently. The principal is furious about what happened in his school, and forces his son to kneel on the chickpeas for an hour: he remembers well how his father punished him, but also a recent interview released by the Minister of Education, in which he speaks of the necessary humiliation for some students. Unbeknownst to both, Lucrezia films the scene with her smartphone: her intention is to blackmail her brother to be accompanied to the party, but the video ends up in the hands of the young influencer Violet...

  • Pier Giorgio Rizzo
  • Luca Giannetto
  • Gabriel Cama
  • Giulia Cama
  • Francesco Merendino
  • Gabriel Lo Presti
  • Vittorio Trovato
  • Giulia Giamboia
  • Alessio Ampelli
  • Samuele Sciutteri
  • Emanuele Pilato
  • Marius Trimarchi
  • Clarissa Aloisio
    Key Cast
  • Rita Caravella
    Key Cast
  • Samuele Mondello
    Key Cast
  • Maurizio Puglisi
    Key Cast
  • Viola Lisanti
    Key Cast
  • Anne Riitta Ciccone
    Key Cast
    "Maarika Himla Hämäläinen"
  • Pietro Barbaro
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Giacomo"
  • Antonio Lo Presti
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Cambria"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il bosco delle lepri
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    64,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Finnish, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Liceo Scientifico Archimede - Messina (Italy)
  • World premiere available
Distribution Information
  • Polittico
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Pier Giorgio Rizzo, Luca Giannetto, Gabriel Cama