Worldly Girl

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Worldly Girl (La Ragazza del mondo)

Directed by Marco Danieli

  • Italy, France 2016; 104 min
  • Original version: Italian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Brian Award, SNGCI Award for Best Actors (Michele Riondino and Sara Serraiocco) - Venice IFF
    • Best Actor (Michele Riondino) - Bratislava IFF

  • Venice Days


Giulia’s world is an ancient one, frozen in time, rigorously devoted to its sacred texts - a world that ruthlessly shuts out those who don’t belong. Libero’s world is that of everyone else, with their mistakes, their strategies for getting by and starting over, their ability to love unconditionally. When she meets Libero, Giulia realizes her life can go in a different direction, of her own choosing. It’s a pure, inescapable passion, an intense new season in their lives, and a decision that will cost Giulia her inclusion in the Jehovah’s Witnesses community, and turn her into an outcast. Yet Libero will give her the greatest gift of love: the freedom to belong to the world outside, a shining new world full of future chances.

Director's Statement

I have always been very interested in the themes of identity, a person’s growth and development, and the relationship between individuals and communities. In my opinion, religious orthodoxy represents an ideal context to explore these issues, because the expression of individual willpower inevitably collides with the ethical and theoretical superstructures of the community. This is the reason why I consider my film as a coming-of-age story, rather than a romantic film, despite its being ruled by a complex and passionate love story. Love spurs the protagonist to search for her identity, but that was just the beginning of her journey.






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