EFP Cannes
21 September 2017

Viola, Franca

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Viola, Franca

original title:

VIOLA, FRANCA

directed by:

cinematography:

Topher Osborn

editing:

Ashley Monti

music:

Ilaria Acella

producer:

Marta Savina, Tatiana Vecchio, Gregory J Rossi

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2017

film run:

15'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (18/04/2017)

festival & awards:

Sicily, 1965. 17 year old Franca attracts the attention of young made-man Filippo Melodia. When Franca rejects him, Filippo resorts to violence, kidnapping and raping her. Pressured into marrying her own rapist to avoid becoming a pariah to the traditionalist community, Franca finds the strength to rebel against the established custom of the 'reparatory marriage', setting a precedent that will alter the course of Italian history, and pave the way for the fight for women's rights.