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Film Info
Original Title:iSola
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Program:Italian Film Festival
Virtual Cinema
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:80 min
English subtitles
Website:Official Website
Director:Elisa Fuksas
Producer:Benedetto Habib
Marco Cohen
Fabrizio Donvito
Daniel Campos Pavoncelli
Cinematographer:Elisa Fuksas
Screenwriter:Elisa Fuksas
Editor:Natalie Cristiani
Principal Cast:Elisa Fuksas
Alessia Correani
Michele Gallucci
Lavinia Fuksas


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LIVE FILM DISCUSSION with Elisa Fuksas, Director of iSola, and Tommaso Cammarano, IFF's Artistic Director. Sunday, February 28, 12:00 PM CST.


A haunting stream-of-consciousness, autobiographical story set in present-day Rome during the pandemic, this film chronicles the struggle of Elisa Fuksas—protagonist, screenwriter and director. In the midst of the lockdown, against the backdrop of the Italian capital in a state of suspended animation, the protagonist simultaneously faces a recent diagnosis of cancer and forcible separation from friends and family. At the same time, she virtually reconnects with her dearest friend who has also fallen ill. What follows is a succession of unforeseeable events, in a surreal and quarantined world. Notably, the film is entirely shot on Elisa’s cell phone. An investigation into the power of storytelling, which defeats the fear of living and dying through the mystery of friendship and faith. The film premiered at the 2020 Venice International International Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori) and IFF is honored to host its U.S. premiere.


Elisa Fuksas (Rome, 1981) is a director and writer. Her most notable documentaries include L’Italia del nostro scontento, FFR: for future reference, Black Mirror, A journey with Mat Collishaw and ALBE, a sci-fi documentary. In 2012 she directed her first feature film Nina, which in 2013 won the Special Mention award at the Bari International Film Festival. In 2019 she directed The App for Netflix. As a novelist she published La figlia di and Michele, Anna e la termodinamica and Ama e fai quello che vuoi.

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