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Pretty Butterflies

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Pretty Butterflies (Bellas Mariposas)

Pretty Butterflies (Bellas Mariposas)

Pretty Butterflies (Bellas Mariposas)

original title:

BELLAS MARIPOSAS

directed by:

cast:

Micaela Ramazzotti, Sara Podda, Maya Mulas, Davide Todde, Luciano Curreli

screenplay:

Salvatore Mereu, dal romanzo omonimo di Sergio Atzeni

cinematography:

Massimo Foletti, from the novel by Sergio Atzeni with the same title

editing:

costume design:

music:

Train to Roots, Balentes, Antonio Castrignanò, Rosalba Piras

production:

Viacolvento, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Regione Sardegna

country:

Italy

year:

2011

film run:

100'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

09/05/2013

festival & awards:

3 August, Cagliari: a poor neighborhood. At three in the morning eleven-year-old Cate is woken by the screams of her eccentric neighbor. Cate wants to run away from that apartment, from her numerous and problematic siblings and her tyrannical father. Only Gigi, a neighbor, is worthy of her love. She does not want to end up like her sister Mandarina, who got pregnant at thirteen. Or like Samantha, the neighborhood sex siren. And today, on 3 August, Gigi’s life is in danger: Tonio, Cate’s brother, wants to kill him. Cate warns Luna, her best friend. The two of them spend the longest day of their lives between the city, the sea and a thousand adventures. But her beloved Gigi is in danger. And when everything seems lost, during the night a beautiful woman appears out of nowhere: the mysterious Aleni, a witch who apparently can see into people’s futures...