The Lack, four variations on the theme of “the lack” is a film represented by six female characters.

Each of these women is immersed in her own primitive and silent nature. There are no background actors, nobody accompanies the loneliness of these women.
 Eve must deal with the pain of abandonment. The love obsession makes room to rebellion where the violent gesture finds its capacity to be born again in a sublime, beautiful Stepmother Nature.

In the second story, Xiù’s real and dreamlike journey culminates when she brings back a light projector with effort and courage onto an inhabited island that, in a far away time, witnessed a famous cinematographic disappearance.
The third story takes place in a lunar land, a landscape plunged in an apocalyptic scenario where geothermal plants and archaic territories coexist. Two women must cope with the difficult and necessary feeling of separation passing from a familiar state to an unknown dimension. A drift that leaves a glimpse of hope and regeneration.

Finally Sarah, her visions take her through an inner journey. During a psychoanalytic session she tries to put the broken pieces of her life back together and fill emptiness in her life.


Produced by

In Between Art Film in association with Vivo film

with the support of Regione Lazio – Fondo Regionale per il Cinema e l’Audiovisivo


Eve: Lea Mornar

Xiu: Xin Wang

Anja: Giorgia Sinicorni

Nour: Ginevra Bulgari

Greta: Emanuela Villagrossi

Sarah: Cinzia Brugnola

Child: Sofia Di Negro


Produced by: Beatrice Bulgari in association with Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa

Story: Beatrice Bulgari, Mitra Divshali

Screenplay: Beatrice Bulgari, Mitra Divshali, Masbedo

Cinematography: Giuseppe Domingo Romano, Gherardo Gossi

Editing and sound design: Benni Atria

Original music: Vittorio Cosma, Gianni Maroccolo

Technical data

Year: 2014

Running time: 80 min

Country: Italy

Format: color, HD, 1:1,85

Festivals and awards

Venice Film Festival – Authors’ Days, special event

Reykjavík International Film Festival 2014 – New Visions

MittelCinemaFest 2014

CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2014