Amanda by Carolina Cavalli, the only Italian in Venice and Toronto

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Amanda, a film written and directed by the young filmmaker Carolina Cavalli, will be presented simultaneously at the Toronto Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival: in the cast Benedetta Porcaroli, Galatea Bellugi, Michele Bravi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Amandathe young woman’s first work Carolina Horseswill first be presented in competition in the Extra Horizons Section of the 79th Venice Film Festival (31 August-10 September 2022); at the same time, it will have an international premiere at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival 2022 (8-18 September) within the section Contemporary World Cinema.

Record-breaking Amanda: Carolina Cavalli’s movie poster

As already announced, Amanda it will first be presented in competition in the Section Extra Horizons of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (31 August-10 September 2022). The original work of Carolina Horses, young emerging filmmaker, he already gets a prestigious record: Amanda it is the only Italian film to participate simultaneously in these two very important film festivals in 2022. Distributed in Italy by I Wonder Picturesthe film will see the light of Italian cinemas on October 13, 2022. here is the poster official.

Amanda by Carolina Cavalli, the only Italian in Venice and Toronto

Amanda, synopsis of the film and cast

Let’s read together the synopsis of Carolina Cavalli’s film:

Since remembering Amanda, 24, she has never had any friends. That’s what she wants most. When she discovers that as babies she and Rebecca spent a lot of time together, Amanda chooses her new mission: to convince her that they are still best friends.

Produced by Annamaria Morelli and Antonio Celsi for Elsinore Film, Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa for Wildside, a company of the Fremantle group, Moreno Zani and Malcom Pagani for Tenderstories. The film was made with the support of the selective contributions of the MIC, fund for the development of the FCTP and that for the production of POR FESR 2014-2020 of the Piedmont Region.

In the cast of the film we find Benedetta Porcaroli, Galatea Bellugi, Michele Bravi, Monica Nappo, Margherita Maccapani Missoni and with the extraordinary participation of Giovanna Mezzogiorno.

Amanda by Carolina Cavalli, the only Italian in Venice and Toronto

Who is Carolina Cavalli

The young filmmaker Carolina Horses, born in Milan and works as a screenwriter and director, in 2017 she won the San Francisco Film Society Rainin Filmaking Grant as co-creator for the film Fremont (Babak Jalali, 2022). In 2018 she won the SOlinas Experience Series and spins the pilot They Spit Me In The Milkshake (Rai Fiction, Solinas Award, Tapeless Film) as screenwriter and co-director.

Since 2018 she has been working as a staff-writer and co-screenwriter for TV series and independent feature films (supported by Mibact, MEDIA / Creative Europe Grant, Rai Cinema Development fund, …). No.In 2021 Cavalli’s turning point: she made her first feature film called Amanda. An all-round artist, his first novel, Metropolitania (Fandango), will be released in autumn 2022. Regarding his creature, he stated:

When I wrote Amanda it wasn’t that I had any particular intentions, other than to write a good story, which is a bit of an attempt I always make. It’s not like I really had a plan, I had a character in mind and I think if you treat the characters with respect, the same respect you have for people as people, then you don’t really have to worry about the story anymore. And then I don’t think that the way of telling and writing it can be so different from the way of who writes it: in this sense it is a relief not to have a choice, because maybe it is not the best way, but in the end it is the only one for itself. . For example, I have noticed that the film often yearns for melancholy, ironic and sober things; these three together, in fact, are characteristics that I admire a lot.

Amanda by Carolina Cavalli, the only Italian in Venice and Toronto

Carolina Cavalli had her say about the time and geography linked to the film:

I don’t have a great relationship with time or geography, in fact, even if it’s not explicit, yet all the characters in Amanda are always in advance and have no sense of direction. If I have a choice, I feel comfortable working with the light that we don’t know what time it is, and with non-places. As a reference, for me there are landscapes that look more like inner landscapes than others, or at least that I recognize as such and prefer: the moorland, the suburban places of the Mid-West, as I imagine the suburbs of Tokyo, from the photos I have seen because I’ve never actually been there, and so on. I would be sorry not to be able to put them together, one next to the other, just to respect a true geography, which so much does not belong to the world of the film.

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