First feature, Italia 2019, 95’, Arabic with English and Hebrew subtitles
By Michela Occhipinti
Screenplay: Michela Occhipinti, Simona Coppini
Cast: Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Amal Saad Bouh Oumar, Aminetou Souleimane, Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly

Three more months, then Verida is supposed to get married. According to a Mauritanian tradition, she should put on weight to please her husband. The more Verida increases, the more she suffers. She begins to focus on herself.

Michela Occhipinti
was born in Rome in 1968. She spent her childhood in Rome, Hong Kong, Geneva and Morocco. She began working as a researcher and production assistant in London.
She has lived in Rome since 1995, where she is responsible for the production, casting and direction of various national and international projects.

filmography (selection):
2010: Lettre Dal Deserto
2008: Sei Uno Nero
2003: ¡Viva la Pepa!“

festivals & awards (selection):
– Berlinale 2019: Panorama
– Tribeca Film Festival 2019: International Narrative Competition
– Premio Suso Cecchi d’Amico 2019: Best Screenplay
– Sguardi Altrove 2019 – Audience Award, Prize Frame Italia
– Innsbruck International Film Festival 2019 – Best Film


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