03 December 18:00 - Rizzoli Galleria
Presented by Giorgio Gosetti

Serena is a successful broker. She’s the captain of her fate and answers to no one. All that changes after the fire at the chalet. Serena starts to descend into her worst possible nightmare. What if that maternal instinct she has always denied turns out to be stronger than fire or fate or anything else in the world? And what if we only realize how much we really loved someone only when that person appears to be lost forever?

Donato Carrisi started writing for film and television in 1999. He wrote the screenplay for the made-for-TV movie Nassiryia – Per non dimenticare and the story and screenplay for the thriller mini-series Era mio Fratello. In 2009, he wrote his first novel, Il suggeritore [The Whisperer]; published by Longanese, it won the Bancarella Prize. His second novel, Il tribunale delle anime (2011) [The Vanished Ones], was shortlisted for the Giorgio Scerbanenco Award. It would be his 2012 novel, La donna dei fiori di carta, that attracted international attention. His 2013 novel L’ipotesi del male did win the Giorgio Scerbanenco Award. In 2017, Carrisi made his directorial debut with The Girl in the Fog, which won the David di Donatello for best debut film. The same year, his novel L’uomo del labirinto came out, and would be turned into a film, Into the Labyrinth, Carrisi’s second directorial turn, in 2019. In between the two films, he published another novel, Il gioco del suggeritore [The Whisperer’s Game, 2022], in 2018. Last year Carrisi completed his third film, Io sono l’abisso [I Am the Abyss], based on his novel of the same name, published in 2020. Eva, the protagonist of La casa delle luci, also appears in a children’s book, Eva e la sedia vuota, also published by Longanesi, with illustrations by Paolo D’Altan.