My Own Good

My Own Good

Original Name: Il Bene Mio
English Name: My Own Good
Year: 2018
Run time: 94
Language: Italian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Italy
Director: Pippo Mezzapesa
Producers: Cesare Fragnelli, Joo Hyun Ahn
Cast:Sergio Rubini, Sonya Mellah, Dino Abbrescia, Francesco De Vito, Michele Sinisi, Teresa Saponangelo, Caterina Valente
Screenplay: Antonella Gaeta, Pippo Mezzapesa, Massimo De Angelis
Cinematographer: Giorgio Giannoccaro
Editor: Andrea Facchini
Sound Designer: Gigi Gallo
Music Composer: Gabriele Panico, Franco Eco
Costume Designer: Sara Fanelli
Production Designer: Michele Modafferi
Production Company: Altre Storie, Rai Cinema
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  • Venice Film Festival 2018
  • Rio de Janeiro IFF 2018

Director's Filmography:

  • Pinuccio Lovero 2008
  • Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici (Annalisa) 2011
  • Pinuccio Lovero - Yes I Can (doc) 2012
  • Il Bene Mio (My Own Good) 2018

Director's Biography:

Pippo Mezzapesa is an Italian screenwriter and director. His short films include: Zinanà (2004), Settanta (2012), La giornata (2017). All of them have won multiple awards, and nominations in many prestigious festivals. Of his two documentaries, Pinuccio Lovero - Sogno Di Una Morte Di Mezza Estate premiered at the International Film Critics' Week at Venice, and Pinuccio Lovero - Yes I Can was selected for the Rome Film Festival's Prospettiva Italia section. His first feature film, Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici (Annalisa) (2011), screened in competition at the Rome Film Festival.


The last remaining inhabitant of Provvidenza, a village destroyed by an earthquake, Elia refuses to go along with the rest of the community, which has resettled in Nuova Provvidenza and put the past behind them. To Elia, his town is still alive, and thanks to the help of an old friend, Gesualdo, he strains to keep its memory alive as well. When the mayor orders him to abandon Provvidenza, Elia seems to be on the point of pulling up stakes, when he suddenly senses a strange presence. In fact, a young woman, Noor, is hiding in the rubble of the school, where Elia's wife had lost her life. Noor is on the run, and this chance encounter, coupled with Elia's own desire as keeper of the flame for Provvidenza, brings him up against a decision from which there is no going back.