Scano Boa - Violence on the River

by Renato Dall'Ara Fiction Italia, Spagna 1961 91'

Inspired by a documentary produced by Dall'Ara himself in 1954, the film is set in a small village called Scano Boa in the Comacchio valley. A man and his daughter Clara move to the poor village. Unpopular with the inhabitants of the village they are accused of bringing bad luck. Clara is raped and hides the fact. During the funeral of her father, who was drowned, the young woman gives birth on that same boat as the coffin. Half way between a documentary and a film, it underlines with simple effectiveness the state of poverty the people on the Po used to live in.


Renato Dall'Ara


Italia, Spagna

Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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