by Anne-Riita Ciccone
The filmmaker explains her interest in adolescence and discusses the topic and genesis of the
short Victims. She provides details on her feature I’M and on its young leading actress.
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The short Victims is available online on the Rai.it website. In Italian. Web. Accessed 27 July 2017.
by Laura Samani
In this essay, Laura Samani addresses the rich symbolism of the theme of adolescence as it appears in her short film La santa che dorme. She describes adolescence as an internal war waged between the desire to grow up and the fear of leaving behind the securities of childhood. Samani analyzes her own adolescent experiences under the watchful eyes of the Church and adults, and the double natured friendship/rivalries as they resonate in the short film.
di Marina Spada
Marina Spada: Directing Actors and Actresses
Marina Spada parla del suo lavoro di regista e del suo rapporto con attori e attrici. In italiano, con sottotitoli in inglese.
Marina Spada talks about her work as a director of and of her relationship with actresses and actors. In Italian, with English subtitles.
di Susanna Nicchiarelli
A woman film director’s reflection on her work with male actors. The piece begins with the author’s recollection of her strong emotional reaction to the trivialization of the female character impersonated by Sissy Spacek in JFK, that she saw in her adolescence. She explains how gendered motivations, rejection of stereotypes, personal emotions, and respect for the spectators have guided her in her two features with leading actresses and supporting actors.
Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen, edited by Maristella Cantini. Book review by Stefania Lucamante.
Reframing Italy: New Trends in Italian Women’s Filmmaking, by Bernadette Luciano and Susanna Scarparo. Book review by Stefania Benini.