First film - Pre-Production 2014

Arianna investigates the intersex condition through the eyes of a nineteen-year-old hermaphrodite who believes to be a girl.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlo LAVAGNA
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlo LAVAGNA, Carlo SALSA, Chiara BARZINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Giovanni POMPILI (Kino produzioni), Tommaso BERTANI (Ring Film), Carlo LAVAGNA (Ring Film)
    • Synopsis
    • It is early in the morning and Arianna is bathing in the water of an ancient hot spring. She is naked and her androgynous body emerges from that hot milky water. Arianna is nineteen and she lives in Rome, with Marcello, her father - a liberal - minded doctor - and Adele, her beautiful mother. She studies Chinese with Martino.
      She has feelings for him but is too awkward to express them. One day Arianna and her family return to their old hunting lodge in Tuscany, a house where they lived when Arianna was a little girl. The house has been rented for fifteen years and there is a mysterious reticence in Arianna's parents going back. There, during the silent, sweltering afternoons, a cumbersome shadow begins to emerge for Arianna. A host of memories from her early childhood gradually resurface. She begins to wonder whether the scar in her groin area is the result of hernia surgery, as she has always been told by her parents and their family doctor.
      One day, while making love to Martino, she feels a sharp pain. Though this sensation is not new to her, she immediately decides to take all her doubts to a new gynecologist.
    • Partners & financing
    • Ring Film productions in association with Asmara and Kino produzioni and Ang Film. Italian distribution by Good Films.
      Mibact and private investors
    • Production schedule
    • From 15th of June until end of July.
      6 weeks shooting.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2014