64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

A young man approaching his thirties without a clear purpose in life decides to seize the opportunity presented to him: to sell twenty kilograms of cocaine on behalf of a local mob boss. A visually dazzling gangster drama alluding to the cinema of Paolo Sorrentino and Nicolas Winding Refn, Pietro Castellito’s Enea (which features the director himself alongside his father) is loosely inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid to provide a wholly unique perspective within the genre. Through impressive nocturnal cinematography and impeccable visual styling, Castellito, in only his sophomore feature, displays remarkable directorial maturity, seamlessly blending suspense with melancholy to paint a picture of a declining world, marching towards its ultimate demise with proud, amoral grandeur.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Pietro Castellitto
Script: Pietro Castellitto
Cinematography: Radek Ladczuk
Editing: Gianluca Scarpa
Sound: Filippo Barracco
Actors: Pietro Castellitto, Giorgio Quarzo Guarascio, Benedetta Porcaroli, Chiara Noschese, Giorgio Montanini, Adamo Dionisi, Matteo Branciamore, Cesare Castellitto, Clara Galante, Paolo Giovannucci, Sergio Castellitto
Production: The Apartment (A Fremantle Company), Vision Distribution and Frenesy
Producers: Lorenzo Mieli, Luca Guadagnino
Co-production: Giovane Film, Sky, Prime Video
Costumes: Andrea Cavalleto
Make Up: Mauro Tamagnini, Giovanna Turco
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Italy
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 111'
Contact: Vision Distribution

Pietro Castellitto

Pietro Contento Castellitto is an Italian actor, film director, and screenwriter, the son of actor and director Sergio Castellitto, and writer Margaret Mazzantini. Castellitto began his acting career in the early 2000s, in films directed by his father, such as Don’t Move. In 2020, Castellitto presented his directorial debut The Predators at the Horizons section of the 77th Venice Film Festival, where he received the Best Screenplay Award.


2020 The Predators
2023 Enea