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Giulia is constantly divided between the need to feel at home, be loved and an inner wild desire for freedom. One day she finds herself homeless and begins, in her own crazy way, to seek shelter and a spot in the world. Between an illusory desire for motherhood and some expedient to make ends meet, she spends the hottest days of a torrid roman summer surrounded by characters with an empty existence, elusive, pure and wonderful like her. In a limbo made of nothing (and everything) Giulia understands that it is up to her to decide how to live, or not to live, her life.
GiULiA is about something that you can’t either touch, see or tell. About a group of crazy characters, who are carelessly living in a condition that would drive mad anyone used to a life of certainties.
It’s a film that weaves from side to side and that I tried to tell with the gaze of someone who is surprised by what happens. I wanted to tell with extreme realism all the beauty and drama of these characters I am deeply in love with, respecting my idea of cinema through rigorous choices and without conceding anything to strangeness for its own sake, nor to the easy and tested choices.