FORTUNATA
2017, True Colors, 103 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Castellitto

After the international success of DON’T MOVE, director Sergio Castellitto returns with this suburban fairy tale of female empowerment. On the verge of a divorce from her contentious husband and with a young daughter in therapy, Fortunata (Cannes Best Actress winner Jasmine Trinca, in a star-making performance) is struggling to stay afloat, her dream of owning a beauty salon seemingly impossible - until a new love brings hope into her life.


ME, MYSELF AND HER
IO E LEI
2015, Lucky Red, 97 min, Italy, Dir: Maria Sole Tognazzi

Perhaps Italy’s first romantic comedy with a female couple at the center, ME, MYSELF AND HER stars Sabrina Ferilli as happily out restaurateur Marina and Margherita Buy (from Tognazzi’s previous A FIVE STAR LIFE) as Federica, a previously married architect whose fear of what others might think gives her pause about the relationship. With a light tone, this warm look at the everyday struggles of two people to build a life together strikes a universal chord. In Italian with English subtitles.


HONEY
MIELE
2013, Cité Films, 100 min, Italy, Dir: Valeria Golino

Irene (Jasmine Trinca, the 2013 Nastro d’Argento winner for Best Italian Actress) helps the terminally ill die with dignity. One would-be patient (Carlo Cecchi) has decided he is finished with life but appears to be in good health - so Irene tries to heal him through means other than death. In Italian with English subtitles.


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