Women in Cinema: "Daughter of Mine" Comes to D.C.

Nicole Campisano (April 17, 2018)
Director of "Daughter of Mine" ("Figlia Mia"), Laura Bispuri, and starring actress, Alba Rohrwacher, will be attending the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C for a preview of their film and a conversation with Laura delli Colli, the President of the Italian Film Journalists Association.

Laura Bispuri, the award winning Italian director, is heading to Washington D.C.  Bispuri, who premiered her latest film, Daughter of Mine (Figlia Mia), at the Berlin Film Festival, will be joined by Alba Rohrwacher, the lead actress, April 23 at 6 pm at the Embassy of Italy in D.C.

Conversation and Film

The embassy is providing a sneak preview of Daughter of Mine, which will be presented at this year’s Filmfest DC.  There will also be an all women conversation at the embassy with Bispuri and Rohrwacher on Italian contemporary cinema that will be moderated by Laura delli Colli, the President of the Italian Film Journalists Association, the organization that awards the Nastri d’Argento prizes for Italian and European cinema.

Daughter of Mine is a touching, and poignant film centering around 10-year-old Vittoria who is adopted. Vittoria begins spending time with Angelica, a party girl that could possibly be her birth mother.  Torn between the overprotective mother who raised her, and Angelica, the young girl feels conflicted.

More on Laura and Alba

This is not the first time that Alba has worked with Laura, in fact, Alba starred in Laura’s first feature film, Sworn Virgin (Vergine Giurata).  Impressively, Bispuri won the Nora award (for the best female director) at the Tribeca Film Festival three years ago with this film.  She has also received multiple accolades, such as the David di Donatello award, and the Nastro d‘Argento, for her short films.

Alba Rohrwacher is also very accomplished and is the recipient of several awards, including Venice’s Coppa Volpi, two David di Donatello awards, and one Nastro d’Argento. Alba is best known in the U.S. for her performance as Tilda Swinton’s daughter in 2009’s I Am Love by Academy Award nominated director Luca Guadagnino.  

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