Il Vangelo secondo Ciretta

by Caroline von der Tann

Biografilm Italia

Doc, Italian Premiere, Second Film

(Germany, Italy / 2024 / 73’)


Naples is an ever-changing stage, inhabited by characters born to be movie heroes. One of these is Ciretta: a wonderful voice and natural talent for performance, he is a 20-year-old street crook who worships Our Lady of Sorrows, so much so that he raises money for her procession. But the abandoned theater he lives in has been acquired and the new owner would like to turn it into yet another B&B in the historic center of Naples. Ciretta will have to find a solution, for himself and for the statue of his beloved Madonna. A tender and melancholic story among the hidden lives of an extraordinary city, telling of a daily struggle in the world of tourism and speculation.