The Contestant

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The Contestant (La Concorrente)

The Contestant (La Concorrente)

original title:

LA CONCORRENTE

directed by:

cast:

Francesca Ena, Edoardo Perra, Emilio Carusi, Emma Carusi, Rita Sanna, Monica Ena

cinematography:

production:

country:

Italy / Spain

year:

2016

film run:

40'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (20/10/2016)

festivals & awards:

Francesca is about 40 years old. She works as a freelance gym teacher in Sardinia, one of the regions most affected by the economical crisis in Italy. She lives alone with her sons Emma (17 years old) Emilio (15) and Edoardo (3). She's a woman, a mother, a worker who struggle everyday to survive. And she's my aunt.
Her efforts now doesn't seem to be suffcient to maintain the life status that she desires. She's worried to not be able to guarantee a future for her children, and she's are afraid of coming older.
In order to react to her economical troubles Francesca decides to take a chance and enter in a TV quiz show. How her dreams to change her life manage to coexist with her everyday struggles?