The Gospel according to Ciretta

Il Vangelo secondo Ciretta

26th TIDF: World Premiere

In the palimpsest of a city like Naples, which holds countless stories in its heart, we stumble upon that of Ciretta, the 27-year-old son of a prostitute and an unknown father, who occasionally sells his body too, but also worships the Madonna and has an almost heavenly voice. The outcast child of a society that often has no room for those who do not fit into molds, Ciretta will find refuge and companionship among the people who gather around an old theater in Naples, now closed due to the pandemic. There he will dream of the possibility of a better life, until the theater is sold to become a hotel. Ciretta will be forced to find a new haven for both himself and his beloved statue of the Madonna, in this tender, melancholy tale of battered people who seem born to be movie heroes, and a city that changes almost before your eyes.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Caroline von der Tann
Cinematography: Caroline von der Tann
Editing: Simona Infante
Sound: Rosalia Cecere
Production: Parallelo 41 Produzioni, Lucky Bird Pictures
Producers: Antonella Di Nocera
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy, Germany
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 73'
Contact: Parallelo 41 Produzioni

AGORA Docs in Progress 2023 / Neaniko Plano Subtitling Award

Caroline von der Tann


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2024 The Gospel according to Ciretta