SYNOPSIS

Antonia is the portrait of an artist.
Antonia Pozzi writes secretly, not knowing that she is destined to become one of the major Italian poets of the 20th century. We meet a sixteen-year-old girl in 1920s Milan, in the high school she attends, the Manzoni; she looks like an ordinary girl, but her gaze investigates the world around her with an intimate and raw intensity. Starting from an impossible love with her former high school professor, we witness her passions, inspirations, torments, and how they all transform from reality to the poetic — in her face, in her body, in the photographs she takes, and the pages she writes. From the Milan bourgeois apartment of her parents to the streets of the city, to the villa at Pasturo, to the summit of a mountain that we see her climb, and in the course of the ten years we experience with her, we meet the people who touched her most deeply or hurt her the greatest: lovers, friends, professors, strangers. Some of them are close to her, but Antonia is on that fine, tense, line between art and life. She goes beyond it, and writes: “Now you accept you’re a poet.” These were to be the last ten years of her life.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Director and screenwriter Ferdinando Cito Filomarino was born in Milan in 1986. After earning his degree in Semiotics of cinema in Bologna, he worked as an assistant director on a number of films until he began writing and directing his own work, while also working as an editor. In 2010 he made the short film Diarchy, which received awards at Sundance, Locarno, the Italian Silver Ribbons, and was nominated as Best Short Film at the European Film Awards. In 2013 he directed the documentary Deceit. Visconti’s “Conversation Piece”, a film-essay on Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece, presented at the Rome Film Festival. Antonia is his first feature-length film.

Filmography
Abbado (2009) - unreleased short film
Diarchia (2010) - short film
Deceit. Visconti’s Conversation Piece (2013) - documentary
Antonia (2015)

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CAST

Antonia PozziLinda Caridi
Antonio Maria CerviFilippo Dini
Remo CantoniAlessio Praticò
Dino FormaggioLuca Lo Monaco
TeresitaPerla Ambrosini
Lina Cavagna SangiulianiFederica Fracassi
Roberto PozziMaurizio Fanìn
mountain guideHervé Barmasse
Antonio BanfiAlberto Burgio

CREDITS

DirectorFerdinando Cito Filomarino
WriterFerdinando Cito Filomarino, Carlo Salsa
ProducerLuca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito
Executive ProducerChristos V. Konstantakopoulos
Associate ProducerStella Savino, Silvia Venturini Fendi
Director of PhotographySayombhu Mukdeeprom
EditorWalter Fasano
Production DesignerBruno Duarte
Costume DesignerUrsula Patzak
Casting DirectorStella Savino
Makeup ArtistFernanda Lucia Pèrez
Hair StylistManolo Garcia