ARIANNA

By Carlo LAVAGNA

RAI COM - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2015

At the age of nineteen, Arianna still hasn’t had her first period. In the heat of the silent summer afternoons she spends at the family’s hunting lodge in Tuscany, she starts inquiring about her body and her past, to finally face the true nature of her sexuality and her true identity.

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Venice - Biennale 2015
VENICE DAYS
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlo LAVAGNA
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlo SALSA, Carlo LAVAGNA, Chiara BARZINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Tommaso BERTANI (RING FILM), Damiano TICCONI (ANG FILM), Carlo LAVAGNA (CARLO LAVAGNA)
    • 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 the hot milky water. Arianna is nineteen and she lives in Rome, with Marcello, her father - a tasteful liberal-minded doctor - and Adele, her graceful 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 in 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 really 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.
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