"’Fortunata’ is a singular feminine qualifying adjective. But it is also a woman’s name. And, above all, a destiny. And it may be that this destiny is undeserved. There are men in this story who do not agree about Fortunata’s happiness. We will see..."
The dramaturgy of this story is directly suggested by the characters. It is Fortunata herself, and her primordial and disjointed nature which indicates the composition of the story. The events, the twists, are the natural and inevitable fruit of her behaviour. Because this woman’s material life conceals another, made up of psyches, suppressed dreams, a mysterious pattern that will be formed. Fortunata cannot remember her dreams, but it will be those dreams that change her reality. And love, naturally. Love is a revolutionary force, the only one that always drags us way off. For love, this imperfect, impulsive, hungry, needy woman will lose all her certainties, she will change but will arrive at another idea of herself. Every character in this story, Chicano, Patrizio, Franco, Lotte … is the bearer a destiny, highly personal, yes, but recognisable to everyone, I believe. And absolutely very human.
We will recount their fairy tale from the outskirts of town.
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Cast & Crew
Directed by: Sergio Castellitto
Written by: Margaret Mazzantini
Produced by: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Viola Prestieri
Cinematography: Gian Filippo Corticelli
Editing: Chiara Vullo
Production Design: Luca Merlini
Costume Design: Isabella Rizza
Make-Up & Hair: Maurizio Fazzini
Original Score: Arturo Annecchino
Sound Design: Andrea Caretti
Cast: Jasmine Trinca (Fortunata), Stefano Accorsi (Patrizio), Alessandro Borghi (Chicano), Edoardo Pesce (Franco), Nicole Centanni (Barbara), Hanna Schygulla (Lotte)
Nominations and Awards
- Feature Film Selection 2017