Amanda

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The Main 3 Sat, Mar 2 2:00 PM
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Film Info
Accessibility:HI
Captions:SUB
Program:Italian Film Festival
Release Year:2022
Runtime:93 min
Country/Region:Italy
Language:Italian
Print Source:Oscilloscope
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6jChvZgCgw
Tags:Dramedy
Women Directors
Cast/Crew
Director:Carolina Cavalli
Producer:Annamaria Morelli
Antonio Celsi
Mario Gianani
Lorenzo Gangarossa
Moreno Zani
Malcom Pagani
Cinematographer:Lorenzo Levrini
Screenwriter:Carolina Cavalli
Editor:Babak Jalali
Composer:Niccolò Contessa
Principal Cast:Benedetta Porcaroli
Galatea Bellugi
Michele Bravi
Monica Nappo
Margherita Missoni
Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Description

Q&A with Director Carolina Cavalli, connecting live from Italy

MINNESOTA PREMIERE

About the film

Born into an upper-class family with a doting mother who foots the bill for her indolent lifestyle, 24-year-old combative Amanda (emerging talent Benedetta Porcaroli) longs for connection but has never had a friend of her own. One day she discovers a long-lost childhood bond, an isolated young girl just like her, and tries absolutely everything to convince her that they are still best friends. Amanda, a playful and provocative first feature from writer-director Carolina Cavalli, received 3 nominations for the Italian David di Donatello for Best Directorial Debut, Best Leading Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. It was also nominated for 2 Nastri d’Argento, in the best directorial debut and best leading actress. The film premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival and globally at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, in 2022. Amanda made no. 15 in The Guardian’s 50 Best films of 2023 list.

DIRECTOR

Carolina Cavalli was born in Milan, Italy. Her debut feature film, Amanda, premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival and globally at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, in 2022. She is the winner of the 2018 Premio Solinas Grant for TV Series. Cavalli co-wrote the film Fremont along with the Iranian film director and producer, Babak Jalali. Fremont premiered in 2023 at the Sundance Film Festival, and screened at the SXSW Film Festival. In November 2022, her first novel, Metropolitania was published. 


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