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Io rom romantica (first feature)

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Io rom romantica

Io rom romantica

original title:

IO ROM ROMANTICA

directed by:

cast:

Marco Bocci, Claudia Ruza Djordjevic, Giuseppe Gandini, Simone Coppo, Lorenza Indovina, Antun Blazevic, Dijana Pavlovic, Zema Hamidovic

cinematography:

costume design:

Enrica Iacoboni

production:

Wildside, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

80'

format:

colour

release date:

24/07/2014

festival & awards:

Gioia is a gypsy girl. She lives with her family in Turin. Her father, Armando, is anguished because his 18-year-old daughter is still unmarried and acts like a gagè, a non-gypsy. For the gypsy community Gioia is a gagè, and for Italians she remains only a gypsy. She was born in Turin but, for bureaucratic reasons, she can not get Italian citizenship. Gioia is doubly marginalized and her life is without prospects. Her only confidant is Morena, a little girl with Italian parents, who enjoys the freedom of the gagè. Morena persuades Gioia to participate to a casting for a commercial. On the set, Gioia discovers a world which can give her anything she is looking for. She finally has a dream: she wants to become a director! Gioia, driven by Morena, turns to Alessandro, the mechanic of the district, who will become her friend, confidant and mentor.