Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

The Mouth of the Wolf

La bocca del lupo

Italy, France
2009 — 68 min / Colour



First and foremost, La bocca del luppo is the story of Enzo and Marie. Enzo, the repeat offender, has spent 27 years in prison, and Mary, the transsexual, has tirelessly waited for him. It is also a portrait of a dark and mysterious Genoa, straddling fiction and documentary, cinéma direct, staging and archives. Finally, it’s the invention of a form that transcends all genres.

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Directors' Biography

Pietro Marcello was born in Caserta, Campania, in 1976. He first studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. Self-taught, he made his debut as part of "participatory videos" shot in the prisons where he teaches, and as assistant director for Leonardo Di Costanzo's documentary Gennarino .

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Pietro Marcello


Francesca Cima


Pietro Marcello


Sara Fgaier


Emanuele Vernillo

Screenings & Awards

Berlinale, Germany, 2010
Best Documentary Film

Cinéma du Réel, France, 2010
SCAM Award

Torino FF, Italy, 2009

DokuFest, Kosovo, 2010