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8. Le adolescenti che per caso ho raccontato nel mio Cinema

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.

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9. In un cerchio perfetto

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.

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An Unsolved Case

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.

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