Io sono nata viaggiando

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Io sono nata viaggiando

Io sono nata viaggiando

Io sono nata viaggiando

original title:

Io sono nata viaggiando

directed by:


Dacia Maraini



set design:

costume design:


Emanuele Nespeca, Giuseppe Petitto, Francesco Bizzarri





film run:




“I was born traveling. My first memories are connected to the scent of new places. Luggage just opened, mothballs, shoe polish and the particular scent that permeated my mother’s dresses.”
The life experiences, and travel memoirs of one of the most fascinating witnesses of the XX century: Dacia Maraini, one of Italy’s most famous writers, arguably the most translated Italian author in the world. A Strega and Campiello award winner and finalist of The Man Booker International Prize.
This film is an intimate, unpublished diary, told through unseen photos and film clips, revisiting her memories of legendary journeys around the world with her partner Alberto Moravia and her close friends Pier Paolo Pasolini and Maria Callas.
“During our journeys Alberto used to write articles for magazines, I would jot down notes for my novels and Pier Paolo scouted for movie locations.
A journey back through Dacia Maraini’s past, as well as a gripping portrait of the XX century shown through the historical events she lived through first hand that would deeply influence her work and artistic path.
“I travel a lot so as to surpass the temptation of settling into a routine. Routine shortens the time we have , travel enlarges it.