The Peacocks Paradise

by Laura Bispuri

The Peacocks Paradise


On a winter's day, Nena brings her family together to celebrate her birthday. Everyone is there: her husband Umberto; her son Vito and his wife Adelina and their child Alma; her daughter Caterina and her ex-boyfriend Manfredi with his new girlfriend Joana; cousin Isabella; her housekeeper Lucia and her daughter Grazia. And then there is Paco, Alma's peacock. While waiting for a lunch that will never arrive, Paco falls in love with a little dove in a painting. An impossible love that shakes the whole family: everybody is pushed to reflect on their true feelings and on what remains and what is gone forever.


Born in 1977 in Rome, Laura Bispuri won a David di Donatello Award with her first short Passing Time and a Nastro d'argento with the following Biondina.

Her first film Sworn Virgin was presented in Competition at the Berlinale and received the Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca FF, the Firebird Award at Hong Kong FF, the Golden Gate New Directors Prize at San Francisco FF, the FIPRESCI at Off Camera in Krakow and a Globo D'oro.

Her second film Daughter of Mine was also in Competition at the Berlinale. Variety included her in its "10 Directors to Watch" list and the film was selected by numerous festivals around the world, including London’s BFI and LA’s AFI, winning awards at Shanghai IFF and Haifa FF.


2021: The Peacock's Paradise (Il Paradiso del Pavone)
2018: Daughter of Mine (Figlia Mia)
2015: Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata)
2011: Biondina (Biondina /short)
2010: Salve Regina (Salve Regina /short)
2010: Passing Time (Passing Time /short)


Dominique Sanda as Nena
Alba Rohrwacher as Adelina
Maya Sansa as Caterina
Carlo Cerciello as Umberto
Fabrizio Ferracane as Manfredi
Leonardo Lidi as Vito
Tihana Lazović as Joana
Yile Yara Vianello as Isabella
Ludovica Alvazzi Del Frate as Grazia
Carolina Michelangeli as Alma
with the participation of
Maddalena Crippa as Lucia



Director: Laura Bispuri
Produced by: Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa
Co-produced by: Viola Fügen and Michael Weber
Screenplay: Silvana Tamma and Laura Bispuri
Cinematography: Vladan Radovic
Editing: Carlotta Cristiani, Jacopo Quadri
Original music: Nando Di Cosimo
Line producer: Gian Luca Chiaretti
Costume design: Antonella Cannarozzi
Production design: Ilaria Sadun
Make-up: Paola Gattabrusi
Hair: Alberta Giuliani
Casting: Francesca Borromeo
Production sound: Fabio Conca
Sound design: Emil Klotzsch
Sound editing: Daniela Bassani, Marzia Cordò
Re-recording mix: Giancarlo Rutigliano

Technical Data

Original title: Il paradiso del pavone
International title: The Peacock's Paradise
Duration: 89 min
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Format: 2K
Sound: 5.1
Year: 2021
Original language: Italian
Countries of production: Italy, Germany
Production Companies: Vivo film with Rai Cinema
Co-production Companies: Match Factory Productions
With the support of: MIC - Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, Regione Lazio – Avviso Pubblico Attrazione Produzioni Cinematografiche (POR-FESR Lazio 2014–2020) Progetto Cofinanziato dall'Unione Europea and Fondo Regionale per il Cinema e l'Audiovisivo, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW

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