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IFF21 Sirley

15+ 93 MIN
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Synopsis

Upcoming Roman director Elisa Amoruso’s semi-autobiographical fiction debut chronicles a young girl’s plight as she strives to make sense of her place in the world under the not-so-watchful eyes of her dysfunctional parents.

It’s 1990 and 13-year-old Nina’s (Emma Fasano) incredibly messy family has been forced to move from the centre of Rome to its outskirts. While her parents (Micaela Ramazzotti and Giampaolo Morelli) are in a constant state of conflict, Nina starts classes at her new school, only to rapidly enter into explosive conflict with Sirley (Manon Bresch), a quarrelsome student from South America who dances the Lambada.

But antagonism quickly turns to friendship, and between the two an intense, very strong bond is created that will define their coming-of-age. Their friendship will lead Nina to discover her place not only in the world, but in the heart of her family.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Rome Film Festival 2020 

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2021 

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Los Angeles Italia 2021 

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Madrid Italian Film Festival 2020 

Reviews

"Boasts a certain sensitivity and the virtue of authenticity. "

- Cineuropa


Movie Information

Release date

Wednesday 20th October

Duration

93 min

Rating

15+

Cast

Micaela Ramazzotti, Giampaolo Morelli, Federico Ielapi, Emma Fasano, Manon Bresch

Director

Elisa Amoruso

Genre

Film Festival

Language

Italian with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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