A bourgeois house in the Nomentano district of Rome, sofas and tables of a certain value are occupied by a diverse group of people. They are between 18 and 70 years old. They are gay, bisexual and non-binary. This place is a safe space where you can meet to talk. Conversations range over multiple themes: from the first time you realized you were gay, to the difficulties encountered in the family. Thanks to these meetings, a friendship was born that now requires an extra effort: helping each other to build a house together in Rome where one can age peacefully. Not a hospice, but a protected place that will welcome all those people who, for social or family reasons, feel alone or unwelcomed in the world: gay seniors, lesbian women, trans people and young queers. QUEERINALE tells making this dream come true.

Who will take care of me? Who will look after me when I'll maybe be alone, without a family to support me and a social network to protect me? These are questions that have been tormenting me for some time and that awaken a primordial fear in me: the fear of loneliness. In 2020, I met a group of people who are trying to answer these same questions. They are around 70 years old, live in Rome and are homosexuals. Like me. They have a dream: to build a house where everyone can live together without feeling discriminated, the Queerinale. The journey I now want to take with them is to openourselves up to a generational comparison. In fact, in the last year, we have had the opportunity to meet a group of boys and girls between the ages of 18 and 22: they are gay, trans and bisexual. The house is also an opportunity for young people to think about their future. Queerinale is the journey in search of a common home, among people who are distant by birth and who have the opportunity to meet, sharing the project.

Matteo Castellino
Matteo Castellino
Matteo Castellino
Film Editor
Paolo Favaro, Andrea Ventura (Assistente)
Altri credits

Milena Zulianello (Contratti e agibilità); Zenit Arti Audiovisive (Riversamenti archivi); Imago VFX (Color Grading).

Organizzatore generale
Elena Filippini
Executive production
Elena Filippini
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Doc Film Fund - sviluppo dicembre 2022
Last update: 20 November 2023