Wed 15 Jun

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Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Wave: Italian Women Filmmakers


96 mins

In Italian with EN subtitles

ITA/CHE | 2021 | dir. Chiara Bellosi, with Gaia Di Pietro, Andrea Carpenzano, Barbara Chichiarelli | UK Premiere

When a funfair arrives near her home in rural Italy, 15-year-old schoolgirl Benedetta meets Amanda, a carousel operator who lives a self-determined life defying gender norms. The pair begin an unlikely and cautious friendship. Filmmaker Chiara Bellosi depicts them growing closer in quiet moments, lending the film both its poetry and a pervasive sense of lightness. Fresh off its premiere at the 2022 Berlinale, this coming-of-age film beautifully evokes feelings of rebellion and discovery as Benedetta navigates adolescence and friendship.

Preceded by the short film Cosmoetico (Martina Scarpelli, 2015, 4 mins)

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Chiara Bellosi

Wed 15 June 7.30pm

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