La ragazza del mondo

Marco Danieli

IFFR 2017

Voices

  • 104'
  • Italy
  • 2016

The rigid rules of faith of the Jehovah’s Witnesses are like a cage for a diver amongst sharks: they have to protect the faithful against dangerous influences from without. The intelligent Giulia was brought up with that idea in mind. When she falls in love with such a 'shark' – the rough ex-con Libero – her whole life is turned upside down. Will Giulia dare to choose a life with Libero, even if she is then cast out by her family? How can she know what she wants, if she is so used to people thinking for her? In his apposite feature debut, Marco Danieli investigates themes such as identity, personality and the interaction between the individual and society. 
This makes Worldly Girl more a coming-of-age story than a romance, even though you almost forget that, thanks to the stunning chemistry between Sara Serraiocco and Michele Riondino, who won the Pasinetti awards in Venice for the best actors.

Director
Marco Danieli
Countries of production
Italy, France
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
104'
Medium
DCP
International title
Worldly Girl
Language
Italian
Producers
Elisabetta Bruscolini / CSC - Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production, Fabio Conversi / Barbary Films
Production Companies
CSC - Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production, Barbary Films
Sales
Intramovies Srl
Screenplay
Marco Danieli, Antonio Manca
Cinematography
Emanuele Pasquet
Editor
Alessio Franco, Davide Vizzini
Production Design
Laura Inglese
Sound Design
Giuliano Marcaccini
Music
Umberto Smerilli
Cast
Sara Serraiocco, Stefania Montorsi, Pippo Delbono, Andrea Mautone, Maria Chiara Giannetta, Lucia Mascino, Elena Elisa Miotto