Run Time: 98 min Release Date: Oct 07, 2008 Year Produced: 2007 Rating: Not Rated Language: Italian Directed by: Marco S. Puccioni Starring: Maria De Medeiros, Antonia Liskova, Mounir Ouadi
This film appeals to: Lesbian audiences Booking Formats: 35 MM, BetaSP, DVD

“Maria de Medeiros and Antonia Liskova star as Anna and Mara, arguably the world’s most gorgeous lesbian couple.” — Combustible Celluloid

“I LOVED this film… One of the best lesbian-themed films I’ve seen.” —

Lesbian couple Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them. Gradually Anis establishes himself in the life of the couple and for a brief moment, the three manage to help and support each other in an unusual and emotionally intricate relation. Yet this precarious balance is short-lived: Anis loses his job and is rejected by Mara whom he has fallen in love with and Anna has to witness her idyllic domestic arrangement fall to pieces.

SHELTER ME portrays three very unique characters confronted with an array of contemporary social issues. The richly portrayed relationship between Anna and Mara is the emotional centerpiece of this compassionate and moving drama.

Starring Maria De Medeiros of HENRY & JUNE and PULP FICTION

Awards & Press Quotes

“Sharply drawn characters” – Variety
“Strong performances all around, particularly by the always wonderful Maria de Medeiros.” – IndieWire
“Taut, edgy performances.” – Slant Magazine
“De Medieros and Liskova give beautifully authentic and unforced performances.” – San Jose Metro
“(Four stars out of five) . . . A potent film.” – Metroweekly
“A must-see for anyone who loves great film.” – SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle online)
“Beautfully subtle and occasionally heart-wrenching performances.” – Creative Loafing
“The acting is in every moment a pleasure to watch.” – Short End Magazine (Australia)
“A compelling portrait of what it means to struggle for acceptance across both physical and emotional borders.” – Vancouver Film Festival
“An emotional masterpiece!” – Miami Gay and Lesbian Festival
“A beautiful, emotional film” – ImageOut