The girl in the fountain

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The girl in the fountain

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The girl in the fountain


Monica Bellucci



Dugong Films, Eagle Pictures, supported by Ministero della Cultura, Shoot & Post, in collaboration with Musa, with the support of Regione Lazio


Italy / Sweden



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Anita Ekberg is the quintessential diva, symbol of an era famous as “la dolce vita”. But Anita’s life was anything but “dolce; her story, is the story of an actress devoured by her own icon.
What would a contemporary star feel if she were to portray Anita? How would she feel in the shoes of a woman who was destroyed by her own success, struggling with ghosts, doubts and circumstances that led to her demise?
Alternating archive footage of Anita with the story of a contemporary star as Monica Bellucci who is offered the chance to play Anita in a movie, digging through this woman’s story, she retraces her exceptional life, frailties and chooses, reflecting on what it feels like to be an icon.
What key decisions a contemporary diva faces in order not to fall into oblivion?