Written by Dario Albertini, Simone Ranucci / Photography Giuseppe Maio / Editing Desideria Rayner / Starring Madalina Di Fabio, Luciano Miele, Piera Degli Esposti, Enzo Casertano, Paola Lavini, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Antonio Noto, Alessandra Scirdi / Produced by BiBi Film, Elsinore Film with Rai Cinema

Italy 2021 / 90′

out of competition



Cinema De Seta

Efebo Specials

Gioia, who has just turned eighteen, lives with her father in a village in central Italy. Here she takes care of the whole community by bringing them thermal water for its well- known therapeutic properties.
Experiencing sacrifice, dedication, and love
for her father will take her to leave her village of origin and turn her life upside down.



Dario Albertinistarted his career in documentaries and he personally took care of all the aspects of the production: sound, music, and photography. Slot – Le intermittenti luci di Franco, his first documentary, was awarded many prizes (D.E.R Visioni Doc, ‘Adriano Asti’ Best Documentary, Cinemadocumentario, ‘Marcellino De Baggis’, and reached the finals for the ‘Doc/it Professional Award’).
La Repubblica dei Ragazzi won the ‘400 colpi Vittorio Veneto Film Festival’ and the ‘Cinema Fedic’ prize. Manuel (2018) is his first fiction film and was presented at Venice Film Festival. Anima bella is the only Italian film in the section ‘Alice nella Città – Concorso Young Adult’ at the Rome Film Fest 2021.

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