Daisy and Viola are siamese twin sisters on the verge of turning 18 living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and thanks to their performances at weddings, communions and baptisms, they get the livelihood for the whole family. Kept isolated from the rest of the world by their own father who just exploits them in order to make money, their life turns upside-down when one of them falls in love for the first time and they discover that they can be separated.

Director's Statement

This is a film about separation and about how painful it is. I’ve been focusing on the idea that, sometimes, to grow up, you need to feel pain, you need to give up a part of yourself.
I’ve been looking for an image that could represent this concept at its best and finally I found it: two Siamese sisters, on the verge of turning 18, who suddenly find out that they can be separated. Two girls attached by their hip, extremely beautiful to be attractive and at the same time repulsive. I’ve tried to balance attraction and repulsion in each frame I have built for the film. I see the world like this: always on the edge between beauty and ugliness. Being always on this edge, brought me again in Castelvolturno.
I was there already, in fact this film starts where my previous one ended, on the right shore of the Volturno river. That territory is the heart wrenching simulacrum of a lost beauty, a perfect place where I could set the cage from which my two “sweet birds” desperately want to escape. Their dream is a normal life: they want to have an ice cream, go dancing, drink some wine without fearing that the other would get drunk…make love.
Because they’re women.

Director's Biography

Called by Serbian maestro Emir Kusturica a "visionary talent", Edoardo De Angelis is a Director and screenwriter born in Naples in 1978. He graduated in directing at "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia" in Rome.
Since 2000 he has won several awards in International film Festivals with his shorts and documentaries. His feature debut is the comedy "Mozzarella Stories" (2011) produced by Bavaria Media and CSC Production, with Emir Kusturica as executive producer.
In 2014 Edoardo writes and directs his second feature, "Perez.", presented Out Of Competition at the Venice Film Festival. The thriller/drama, produced by O' Groove and Zocotoco and distributed in Italy by Medusa, wins three Silver Ribbons (the Italian film critics' awards). "Indivisible", produced by Tramp Limited and O' Groove, is Edoardo's third feature.


2014 PEREZ

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Edoardo De Angelis

Written by: Nicola Guaglianone, Barbara Petronio, Edoardo De Angelis

Produced by: Attilio De Razza, Pierpaolo Verga

Cinematography: Ferran Paredes Rubio

Editing: Chiara Griziotti

Production Design: Carmine Guarino

Costume Design: Massimo Cantini Parrini

Make-Up & Hair: Valentina Iannuccilli

Original Score: Enzo Avitabile

Sound Design: Valentino Giannì

Cast: Angela Fontana (Viola), Marianna Fontana (Dasy), Antonia Truppo (Titti), Massimiliano Rossi (Peppe)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2017