MAL'OCCHIO

2010  |  52min  |  documentary        
English & Italian (English subtitles)

Director Agata De Santis

What happens when you realize that your family is part of a global superstition that is neither spoken about openly nor even referred to by name? Filmmaker Agata De Santis sets out on a quest to uncover the world of Mal'occhio - the evil eye - where one can become physically ill by another's envious glances, where the only remedy is a phone call to the old woman down the street, and prevention involves wearing strange-looking amulets. Agata travels to Italy, New York, and to her mother's kitchen in Montreal to decide once and for all if the evil eye is real.

Writer | Director | Producer |
AGATA DE SANTIS
Editor | ALFONSO PECCIA
Camera | ELIAS C. VAROUTSOS
& AGATA DE SANTIS
Original Music | PETER DE SANTIS
& MANNY AGOSTINO

AWARDS
2010 | Best Foreign Feature Documentary | Jersey Shore Film Festival

TELEVISION BROADCASTS
2011  | CBC

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
2012 | Les rendez-vous du cinéma italien, Montreal
2011 | Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto 
2011 | Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal
2010 | Semaine Italienne de Montreal
2010 | Real to Reel, Cleveland County
2010 | Jersey Shore Film Festival

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