Step into Volterra, the haunting setting of The Town of Light. Closed in 1978 following the enactment of the Basaglia Law, the asylum holds ghosts of the past juxtaposed with the destructive beauty of the present.
Filmmaker Alexandra Furssedonn Howard took inspiration from both the game and the locations themes of duality, of the past and the present, of horror and its reality. This is portrayed through the two distinct styles seen in the film, the clean and clinical shots of the equipment that was used on patients, in contrast to the dark distortion of the asylum in the present day. Indicative of the horrors of mental illness, and the cold nature of its treatment, the film evokes the emotional history of the asylum and those within its walls.