Rose Stone Star

(orig. Rosa Pietra Stella)

  • Rose Stone Star

German PremiereItaly 2020Language:ItalianSubtitles:English, GermanDirector:Marcello SanninoWriter:Marcello Sannino, Giorgio Caruso, Guido Lombardi, Massimiliano VirgilioCinematographer:Alessandro AbateEditor:Giogiò FranchiniMusic:Riccardo VenoSound:Daniele MaranielloWith:Ivana Lotito, Ludovica Nasti, Fabrizio RongioneProducer:Antonella Di Nocera, Pier Francesco  Aiello, Gaetano Di VaioProduction Company:Parallelo 41 produzioni, Bronx Film, PFA filmDistributor:Rai Com95 min, Colour

“I can do everything” is the set phrase with which Carmela keeps reality at arms length, proud and wild like an Amazon. In Portici, Naples, she lives with her daughter and her mother under precarious circumstances. Therefore, Carmela joins a Visa dealer ring. But is this really a chance to escape her fate? Sannino’s Carmela is not only based on a real person but also echoes women in films such as Pasolini’s MAMMA ROMA: “Women who fight, who bring chaos into their lives, who are driven by desires; a confused, yet very present dream – a dream that waits to come true, maybe in another life”, so Sannino.

Director's Biography:Marcello Sannino, born 1971 in Portici, is a filmmaker and documentary film teacher. In 2009, his documentary CORDE won the AVANTI award and the special award of the jury for Italian documentary film. In 2012, his film LA SECONDA NATURA received special mentioning. ROSA PIETRA STELLA celebrated its world premiere at IFFR 2020.