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SIRLEY (MALEDETTA PRIMAVERA) by Elisa Amoruso - ST.ALi IFF 2021/The Female Lens



SIRLEY (MALEDETTA PRIMAVERA) by Elisa Amoruso - ST.ALi IFF 2021/The Female Lens

SIRLEY (MALEDETTA PRIMAVERA) (2020, 94', 15+, in Italian with English subtitles) screening at the ST.ALi IFF 2021.

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

SIRLEY (MALEDETTA PRIMAVERA) watch the offical trailer here

The director: ELISA AMORUSO

Named by Variety magazine as one of "Italy’s women filmmakers set to make waves", Roman director Elisa Amoruso is a graduate of literature, performing arts and screenwriting. She has written several acclaimed short films including David of Donatello Award winner Breathe (2005). After her recent documentaries the much-talked-about Chiara Ferragni: Unposted (2019) and Bellissime (2019), Amoruso makes her fiction feature debut with the personal coming-of-age tale Sirley, based upon the writer-director's teenage years.

Part of the ST.ALi IFF 2021/The female Lens, SIRLEY (MALEDETTA PRIMAVERA) is proudly presented by the IIC Melbourne.


Date: Da Wednesday, October 20, 2021 a Sunday, December 12, 2021

Organized by : Palace Cinemas

In collaboration with : IIC Melbourne

Entrance : With fee


Palace Cinemas, various venues