Girl in flight

Italy, Switzerland, 78 min., 2017

Director

Sandra Vannucchi

Producer

Christian Scacco,
Ruedi Gerber,
Michael King

Scenario

Sandra Vannucchi,
Michael King

Rights Holder

Renate Zylla, ZAS Films

DOP

Vladan Radović

Cast

Donatella Finocchiaro, Filippo Nigro, Lisa Andreozzi, Emina Amatovic, Andrea Atzei

Production

ZAS Films

GIRL IN FLIGHT is the story of an 11 year old Tuscan girl, Silvia, whose home life is dominated by her mother’s depression. Hoping for a break, Silvia pleads for a family trip to Rome.  But when her father backs down yet again, she decides to fulfill her dream on her own.  Fearless and open to everything,  Silvia meets up with a 13 year old gypsy girl, Emina, who takes her to her gypsy camp.  Thus is born a complicated but sincere friendship that will help both girls.  Shot in a real Roma camp with resident non-actors, GIRL IN FLIGHT is a tender, frightening and exciting emotional journey based on events of director’s life.

HONORS
2018 Wonderfest International Children´s Filmfestival in Bucharest (Romania) – Best Screenplay Award 2017 Woodstock FF (USA) – Best Foreign Feature Film
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Sandra Vannucchi

Sandra Vannucchi was born on May 31, 1964 in Italy near Florence. Received her B.F.A. in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has written and directed several short films. Sandra also worked as the writer’s assistant to David Chase, the creator and writer of the renowned American television series THE SOPRANOS.

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