An Endless Sunday

awarded with the Ecumenical Award 2023

The winner in 2023 was Italian director Alain Parroni. At this year’s Venice Film Festival, his debut ›An endless Sunday‹ ompeted in the Orizzonti section and won the Special Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Award. The film is produced by Wim Wenders.


Three youths on the outskirts of Rome, stuck between hopelessness, rebellion and lust for life. A film like a powerful punch in the gut, with a stunningly unique visual language.

Brenda, Alex and Kevin wander Rome without aim or purpose, as if it were an endless Sunday. This stylistically thrilling film crafts novel images that express the lack of prospects, the frustration and rebellion of European millennials with refreshing candor. At first, the three protagonists seem inseparable. The tough, vulnerable Brenda and the rapturous Alex are a couple; the eccentric petty thief and graffiti artist Kevin is their inseparable companion. But since Brenda expects a child, Alex takes a job as a day laborer, and Brenda and Kevin grow closer. Fueled by youthful impulsivity, self-destructiveness and romantic longings, the friends’ attempt at a discussion fails. This sets off an emotional and cinematic whirlwind that sweeps everything along with it – not least us viewers. Hold on to your seats.

Countries: Italy, Germany

2023 | 115 min. | Italian
Subtitles: English, German

Darsteller*innen_ Enrico Bassetti, Zackari Delmas, Federica Valentini, Lars Rudolph Drehbuch_ Alain Parroni, Giulio Pennacchi, Beatrice Puccilli Kamera_ Andrea B. Manenti Produzent*in_ Giorgio Gucci, Domenico Procacci, Laura Paolucci, Fabrizio Moretti, Wim Wenders Rechte_ Road Movies

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