(2022, Italy, France, 97')
The backdrop is Rome in the 1970s and a bourgeois environment. In a new, modern apartment, Clara e Felice cannot seem to come to terms with the end of their marriage. The only thing keeping them together are their children. Adriana, twelve years old, witnesses her mother’s dissatisfaction with life and the tension that builds between her parents. She rebels against her name and her identity as a girl – she tries to convince everyone she is a boy, which upends the unstable balance of her family. While the children wait for guidance, everything changes around them.
Emanuele Crialese was born in Rome in 1965. He moved to New York as a young man, and he is a 1995 film graduate of the Tish School of the Arts. His debut film is Once We Were Strangers (1997). His first Italian film is Respiro of 2002. In 2006, he directed Nuovomondo, which was entered in the main competition at the Venice Film Festival. In 2007, he was a panel member at Venice. His Terraferma of 2011 won the Jury’s Special Prize.