Regina (first feature)

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  • Icaro International Film Festival 2021: Selección Internacional Ficción
  • Mostra Internacional de Cinema 2021: Competicao Novos Diretores
  • Turin Film Festival 2020: Torino 38
  • Globo d’oro 2021: Nomination miglior opera prima
  • Nastri d’Argento 2021: Nomination Miglior Soggetto, Premio Graziella Bonacchi a Ginevra Francesconi
  • Ciak d’oro 2021: Miglior regista esordiente, Premio Cult Movie
  • Festival Internazionale Inventa un film 2021: Miglior Film, Miglior attrice, Miglior attore Migliori musiche
  • Fano International film Festival 2021: Miglior Film. Miglior attrice, Miglior attore
  • Festival del cinema Mediterraneo “Verso sud” 2021: Miglior Film
  • International Cilento Film Festival 2022: Miglior Film
  • Sezze Film Festival 2022: Miglior Film, Miglior attrice
  • Festival del Cinema città di Spello 2021: Miglior Opera prima, Premio Giovane promessa del cinema a Ginevra Francesconi
  • Olbia Film Network 2021: Miglior Opera prima
  • Matera Film Festival 2021: Miglior Opera prima
  • Religion today film Festival 2021: Miglior Film “Nuovi Sguardi”
  • Asti Film Festival 2021: Miglior Regia
  • Sezze Film Festival 2022: Miglior Regia
  • Festival internazionale del cinema di Salerno 2021: Targa Film
  • Magna Graecia Film Festival 2021: Premio del pubblico, Premio Petitto a Francesco Montanari
  • Fabrique du cinema Awards 2021: Nomination Miglior opera prima
  • Premio Kineo “Diamanti del cinema italiano 2021: Nomination Miglior opera prima
  • Magna Graecia Film Festival 2021: Miglior attrice

Regina, a 15-year-old girl who lost her mother years earlier, dreams of becoming a singer. Her father, Luigi, her only family at that point, firmly believes in his daughter's talent and supports her unceasingly. After all, Luigi had given up his own musical career to be near his daughter. Their relationship seems rock-solid, indissoluble, until one day an unexpected event changes their lives.

My departure point was the essay by Massimo Recalcati, Il complesso di Telemaco, in which the author deals with the absence and disappearance of the father figure. In fact, Telemachus waits for his father in order to re-establish at home what Recalcati calls “the law of the word,” the ability carry out an educational function with regard to one's children. A mature father who is willing to listen is a fundamental need for the generations of children of every era. From the moment I started writing it, I felt it was an opportunity to make a sincere and universal movie which could go straight to the spectator's heart as it recounts a story suspended between genre film and Bildungsroman, set in an unusual and personal Calabria.