Drama | Ferdinando Cito Filomarino | 2015, Italy | 96 Minutes | Italian
FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Special Jury Mention), Göteborg Film Festival.
DISTRIBUTORS: Good Films (Italy)
Produced by Faliro House (The Lobster, Before Midnight, Love is Strange, Listen Up Phillip, Chevalier) and Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash,) Antonia was shot on 35mm film by the cinematographer of Palm D'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives. It is the feature debut of Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, whose short film Diarchia (2011) received awards at Sundance and Locarno.
Antonia is a portrait of the sexual awakening, passions, inspirations, and torments of a young female artist in Fascist Italy. From the affair with her former high school teacher to the passes made at her best female friend, we meet the people who touched or hurt her the most: lovers, friends, professors, and strangers. Antonia looks like an ordinary girl but, walking the tense line between art and life, she struggles to connect with the bourgeois world of 1920s Milan.