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Imperfect Age (L'età imperfetta)

Imperfect Age (L'età imperfetta)

original title:

L'età imperfetta

directed by:


Marina Occhionero, Paola Calliari, Anita Kravos, Luca Filippi, Diego Pagotto, Anna Valle, Pier Giorgio Piccoli, Lana Vlady, Vivian Darlene Grillo, Enrico Cavicchioli, Antonio Framarin, Ilaria Pravato



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festivals & awards:

  • Belgrade International Film Festival 2019
  • Giffoni Film Festival 2018: Parental
  • Rome Film Fest 2017: Alice nella Città - Panorama Italia Alice – KINO
  • Bahia Independent Cinema Festival 2019
  • Bolzano Film Festival Bozen 2018: in Competition
  • Ischia Film Festival 2018: in Competition
  • Flaiano Film Festival 2018: in Competition
  • Salento International Film Festival 2018: in Competition
  • Terni Film Festival – Popoli e Religioni 2018
  • Foggia Film Festival 2018
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival 2018
  • Ale Kino! Film Festival Poznan
  • JUNIORFEST International Film Festival 2018
  • Giffoni Macedonia Film Festival 2018
  • Salento International Film Festival – Yerevan Armenia 2018
  • Desert Film Society Palm Springs 2019
  • Indie-Lincs International Film Festival 2019
  • Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival 2019
  • Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2019
  • Riverside International Film Festival 2019
  • Kadoma International Film Festival 2019: Best Film, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Paola Calliari), Best Editing
  • Indie Visions International Film Festival Virginia 2019
  • New Directors | New Films Festival Espinho 2019: FESTinha
  • Close:Up Reykjavík Film Festival 2019
  • IOWA International Film Festival 2019
  • South Texas International Film Festival 2019
  • Festival International De Cine Para Adolescentes Cine a la Vista 2019: Second Prize +13 Jury
  • Kamianets-Podilskyi International Film Festival "Brukivka" 2019: Best Foreign Film
  • Västerås International Film Festival 2019
  • Vittorio Veneto Film Festival 2020: Premio Giuria di Qualità

Meet Camilla, a seventeen-year-old girl like many others, and like many others somewhat special. She lives in a quiet city in Northern Italy, she is a good student and doesn’t get along with her younger sister Francesca. She has a dream, which her mother (a pragmatic and hard-working woman from Eastern Europe) doesn’t understand, unlike her father, who is more “maternal” and supportive.
Camilla wants to become a ballet dancer and an upcoming audition to be admitted into a prestigious academy is a great opportunity.
But Sara, another aspiring ballerina, disrupts Camilla’s life like an unrelenting summer wind. She is eighteen, charismatic and sexy, with a wealthy father and an absent mother.
Provoking and affectionate moments, drama, pivotal decisions, twists and turns will alter the course of their relationship in unexpected ways, changing Camilla’s life forever.