Arianna was a hit at Venice Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Queer Lion, and its star Ondina Quadri took the ‘Best Actress in a Debut Film' and ‘Best Italian Discovery' awards.
Arianna (Quadri) is an awkward, isolated 19-year-old woman who has spent her teens comparing herself to other girls, while taking hormones to encourage her breasts to develop and her period to start. She's still waiting. On the verge of exploring her sexual identity, like her cousin Celeste is openly doing, Arianna opts to stay on at the family's lakeside summer house after her parents return home. Here, Arianna finally has an opportunity to put the pieces of her life together, and discover why she's often felt like something isn't quite right.
A beautiful and compelling coming of age story, Arianna's journey of self-discovery is a gentle, introspective, and tender one. A respectful telling of an intersex narrative, the film is propelled by superb performances and dreamy shots of the beautiful landscape.
"First-rate work from Louvart, editor Lizabeth Gelber and composer Emanuele de Raymondi" -Variety
"Arianna is an emotionally climactic journey of discovery and acceptance." - The Upcoming
Runtime: 84 mins
Director: Carlo Lavagna
Producer: Tommasi Bertani
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Cast: Ondina Quadri, Massimo Popolizio, Valentina Carnelutti, Corrado Sassi, Blu Yoshimi, Eduardo Valdarnini
Company Credits: Australian Distributor: Palace Films
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