First film - Completed 2019

Sixteen year-old rebel Anita, has a father who is seriously ill and waiting for a transplant. His brother can be a compatible donor, but the two haven’t spoken in years. Anita decides to intervene, in a rough and contaminated Sardinia.

& Awards

Rome FF 2019
Alice nella Città - official selection. Mention as best emerging actress
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mario PIREDDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Mario PIREDDA, Giovanni GALAVOTTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ivan OLGIATI (Articolture), Chiara GALLONI (Articolture)
    • Synopsis
    • Anita is sixteen and she’s facing a very difficult moment; her mother died of leukemia and now Jacopo, her father, is also sick: any therapy is responding and his need for a bone-marrow transplant is increasingly urgent, but the average waiting period for a donor is over months. Anita isn’t compatible, and neither is Tonino, her grandfather shepherd who lives in the nearby tableland, close to a military base where experimenting weaponry has taken place for sixty years. There is uncle Gaetano, Jacopo’s older brother: being his sibling the probability that he is compatible is very high, but Gaetano lives far away and has already caused the family a lot of trouble. He and Jacopo haven’t spoken for years due to an old grudge, they don’t mean to forget. Gaetano seems unapproachable, even to his father Tonino, but Anita’s slightly crazy personality is somehow able to chip away at his armor, begin to patch up old wounds and convince him to take the tests that could possibly save Jacopo’s life.