Anna (Per Amor Vostro)


Vogue Theatre Sun, Nov 20, 2016 1:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Special Screening
Running Time:110 min.
Director:Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Producer:Viola Prestieri
Riccardo Scamarcio
Dario Formisano
Gaetano Di Vaio
Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Isabella Sandri
Giovanni Cottone
Gianluca Curti
Screenwriter:Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Isabella Sandri
Lina Sarti
Cinematographer:Matteo Cocco
Editor:Giogiò Franchini
Music:Epsilon Indi
Cast:Valeria Golino
Massimiliano Gallo
Adriano Giannini
Salvatore Cantalupo
Rosaria De Cicco
Elisabetta Mirra
Edoardo Crò
Daria D’Isanto.


Anna (Valeria Golino) is a sad yet vivacious woman caught in the claustrophobic confines of her small seaside apartment, her difficult marriage, and her job as a cue card writer for a telenova. But when she falls in love with the soap opera's handsome leading man Michele (Adriano Giannini), the clouds looming over her psyche start to lift and her world suddenly seems brighter. Set in the shifting light and incendiary emotions of Neapolitan life, director Giuseppe M. Gaudino uses tinted colors and music to convey Anna’s journey from immobilization to a spark of self-confidence, which she nurtures with the help of her new affair. Flashbacks to her courageous youth, when she was the brave child chosen to descend from a church tower on a rope and wearing angel's wings for a religious holiday, are interspersed with scenes of her daily life in which she struggles to balance her rebellious children, her explosive husband, and her fantasy-inducing job. Gaudino’s romantic drama brims with quirky characters, delightful animated drawings of Anna, and light-filled vistas of the Bay of Naples. Valeria Golino won the 2015 Venice Film Festival’s Best Actress Coppa Volpi award for her portrayal of a woman whose desire points the way to a renewed passion for life.

Copresented by Pino Libereria

About the filmmaker

Giuseppe M. Gaudino (Pozzuoli) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and from Rome’s National Film School. Among his most important films, he made Aldis in 1984 (Berlinale Forum and Venice Film Festival) considered “a masterpiece of merging audiovisual techniques” and Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea in 1997 (screened in Venice and winner of the Tiger Award in Rotterdam). With Isabella Sandri, he co-directed Scalo a Baku (2003), Maquilas (2004), Kabulrama - Storie d'armi e di piccoli eroi (2008), and Per questi stretti morire (2010). With Anna, presented at the Venice Film Festival in 2015, Valeria Golino won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress.