Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia)



Rafael 2 Sun, Oct 7, 2018 6:15 PM
Sequoia 1 Tue, Oct 9, 2018 9:15 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:97 min.
Director:Laura Bispuri
Producer:Marta Donzelli
Gregorio Paonessa
Screenwriter:Francesca Manieri
Laura Bispuri
Cinematographer:Vladan Radovic
Editor:Carlotta Cristiani
Cast:Valeria Golino
Alba Rohrwacher
Sara Casu
Udo Kier
Michele Carboni
Print Source:Strand Releasing
Note Writer:Peter L. Stein


In a dusty, isolated village in Sardinia, two vastly different women and one 10-year-old girl share a secret that threatens to unmoor the family relationships anchoring their lives. Tina (Valeria Golino) is the serious, devoted mother of young blonde Botticellian Vittoria; but when her daughter starts spending more time in the company of reckless Angelica—whom the town dismisses as a boozy tramp—Tina is both wary of and resigned to the unspoken bond that draws her daughter towards this magnetic lost soul. As she weaves the complex loyalties of motherhood, director Laura Bispuri leans again (as in her marvelous debut feature Sworn Virgin) on actor Alba Rohrbacher, who captivates as the dissipated Angelica; and on cinematographer Vladan Radovic, whose intimate, handheld view into these women’s lives reveals a world of emotions hiding behind hardened exteriors, much as their village hides its human dramas from the oblivious tourists basking on its sun-drenched beaches.

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In association with Museo Italo Americano

Additional Information

Laura Bispuri is a director and writer, known for Sworn Virgin and Daughter of Mine, both presented in Competition at the Berlinale, in 2015 and 2018 respectively. She was awarded with the David di Donatello in 2010 for Best Short Film for Passing Time (2010) and with the Nastro d'Argento in 2011 for Most Promising Director for her short Biondina (2011).