The Venice Film Festival is an island of magic: it keeps out everything that is not cinema. In the darkness of a cinema theatre, there is no story that doesn’t merit our attention, and no story that cannot be told. As long as the screening runs, there are no name or surnames, only characters playing with their credibility. In the Orizzonti section, we’ll find Ti mangio il cuore (lit. ‘I’ll eat your heart’) by Pippo Mezzapesa. The film is a black-and-white chronicle, with music by Teho Teardo, of a mafia feud set in the Gargano region, in southern Italy. Marilena, the protagonist, borrows the likeness of Elodie. Not the singer, not the TV personality – only Elodie Di Patrizi, starring as a strong woman who puts her own happiness first, and won’t budge under the pressure of criminals who want to control everything, even the person you may or may not fall in love with.
Before the camera, you can be anyone. Elodie debuts in film and puts herself out there, leaving everything behind.