Director: Davide Grotta, Gabriele Borghi
Director of Photography: Alexander Fontana, Davide Grotta
Editing: Gabriele Borghi, Davide Grotta Music: Sergio De Vito, Epsilon Indi
Production: Davide Grotta
Country of production: Italy
Runtime: 52 min
Production Year: 2023
Language: English, German, Italian
Cast: Cristina Bernhard, Anja Wolfsgruber
A joyful and enchanting landscape, a doll grabbed from the hands of a little girl and thrown into the fire.
The documentary follows the life of Cristina Bernhard, born in 1939 into a family of farmers and ranchers. Her dreamy childhood, surrounded by mountains and lush meadows, is abruptly interrupted by the death of her mother. The arrival of her stepmother will change her life forever. Abuse and violence will force her to leave her village at a very young age and find happiness away from her beloved mountains.
The documentary "Always Forgive", combining fairy tale with documentation, is an opportunity to get closer to one's childhood as well as to unknown existential and emotional areas, while the acquaintance with Cristina and her diary is an invitation to discover irony and forgiveness as a remedy for one's suffering.