LIFF18 Daughter of Mine

R18+ 100 mins

About the film

Director: Laura Bispuri
Actors: Alba Rohrwacher, Valeria Golino
FIGLIA MIA
Laura Bispuri’s follow-up to her internationally acclaimed debut Sworn Virgin is a fearless, raw and emotional Sardinia-set story of visceral maternal feeling and motherhood, featuring two of Italy’s biggest stars Alba Rohrwacher (Sworn Virgin) and Valeria Golino (who directs Euphoria).


Vittoria is a shy 10-year-old girl, spending the summer on the windswept Sardinian coast with her loving but overprotective mother Tina (Golino). One day at a rodeo she meets the impetuous Angelica (Rohrwacher). Party girl Angelica lives nearby but is facing eviction for her failure to pay taxes. From the moment she first sees Angelica, Vittoria suspects that she is her birth mother, and she quickly becomes drawn to the tempestuous, independent woman. Ever unpredictable, Angelica makes a final request before she leaves: she would like to spend some time with Vittoria – and Tina reluctantly agrees.


The warm light of the stunning Sardinian summer accompanies Vittoria on her turbulent journey. As in her Tribeca Film Festival award-winning directing debut, Sworn Virgin, Laura Bispuri’s Daughter of Mine is a performance powerhouse, this time an intimate three-hander about the bonds we make, break and are born with.

REVIEWS
“As sensitive as it is intelligent…fronted by two fabulously vital performances by Italian stars Valeria Golino and Alba Rohrwacher.” – Screen International

AWARDS
NOMINATED: Golden Berlin Bear – Best Film, Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2018
NOMINATED: Best Film, Sydney Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Best Actress, Best Original Story, Best Cinematography, Nastri d'Argento Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Italian with English subtitles

Show Times

Fri Sep 21
Tue Sep 25
Mon Oct 1

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