Lonely Voices

Lonely Voices

Italy | 2022 | 80 min | Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi

April 14 - 24, 2022

One family’s life goes haywire at the start of the pandemic as the matriarch—now without her steady housekeeper income—encounters a new kind of fame and celebrity when she begins teaching cooking lessons over the internet.

Directors Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi and producer Andrea Italia scheduled to attend.


Lonely Voices is a uniquely charming Italian film about Giovanni and Rita, who have been happily married for a long time and who live with their grownup son. During the height of the pandemic, Giovanni finds a good-paying job in Poland operating a crane-and-metal separator in a steelworks plant. It’s hard work, but he does an excellent job. Meanwhile, back in Italy, Rita frets and worries about his health, particularly about what he eats or doesn’t eat, because she always does the cooking. She wants to give him online lessons as a way for them to be together. Giovanni goes along with this until things get completely out of hand when their son takes his parents’ cooking lessons onto the public sphere of FaceTime. The film is a brilliant, intimate, stinging commentary on modern life. It’s a formally inventive exploration of labor and the chasm that exists between industrial and technological economies, but at its very core Lonely Voices is grounded by the loving and relatable relationship of a family.

Maryna Ajaja

  • Original Language Title: Le voci sole
  • Director: Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi
  • Principal Cast: Giovanni Storti, Davide Calgaro, Alessandra Faiella
  • Premiere Status: World
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 80 min
  • Producer: Andrea Italia
  • Screenplay: Andrea Brusa
  • Cinematographers: Marcello Merletto
  • Editors: Alessandro Belotti
  • Music: Andrea Bonini
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP