THEATER 1 Fri, Mar 10, 2023 6:00 PM
THEATER 1 Sat, Mar 25, 2023 1:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:France
Original Language:Italian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Emanuele Crialese
Cast:Penélope Cruz
Vincenzo Amato
Luana Giuliani
Aurora Quattrocchi
Elena Arvigo
Screenwriter:Emanuele Crialese
Vittorio Moroni
Francesca Manieri


In 1970s Rome, Clara (a resplendent Penelope Cruz) and her husband Felice move into a new apartment with their three children. Their marriage is loveless, and though Felice is unfaithful and abusive, they stay together, with Clara finding joy in her children, who she loves and cares for fervently. Her eldest, Adriana (remarkable newcomer Luana Giuliani), is on the verge of adolescence and questioning their gender identity, causing further friction in the traditional household. But Clara understands what it feels like to be misunderstood and unfulfilled, and trans filmmaker Emanuele Crialese uses the relationship between mother and child to craft a vibrant memory piece – a tender coming-of-age drama based heavily on his own life experience – that premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival and comes to CEUFF directly following its North American Sundance premiere.