Documentary, Italia 2013, 70’, Italian with English and Hebrew subtitles
By Elisa Amoruso
World sales: Fandango
Driving off-road is Beatrice’s hobby. Among the drivers, she is called Girello. The confident owner of a car repair shop in Rome used to be Pino, a man. For Beatrice, high heels and a suit are not mutually exclusive. In Marianna, her mother’s Romanian nurse, she found her great love, which Marianna also replies: »If there is love, you can accept everything!«
The film documents their love and the social problems that the two lovers encounter when they want to get married in Rome.
Born in Rome in 1981, she graduated in Literature and Performing Arts from La Sapienza University in Rome, then studied screenwriting at the Italian National Film School/Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
Elisa Amoruso wrote several short films, with which she won various awards such as the David Donatello Award, the Silver Ribbon of Italian Journalists Association and the Jameson European Award. Her short film Adil and Yusuf (2008) also screened in competition at the 64th Venice Film Festival.
She is also a successful screenwriter and novelist.
2021: Time Is Up
2020: Maledetta primavera
festivals & awards (selection):
– International Film Festival of Guadalajara 2014 – Maguey Award
– Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014
– Rome Film Fest 2013: Prospettive Doc Italia – Special Mention