Laura Bispuri’s Daughter of Mine lands in the US. A further confirmation of the fondness and great attention that the American audience is paying to her cinema, the film has travelled from the Tribeca Film Fest in New York to the FilmFestDc in Washington, the oldest festival of the capital city celebrating its 32nd edition this year. Here, during a conference at the local Italian Institute of Culture, moderated by SNGCI President Laura Delli Colli, the director and her actress Alba Rohrwacher engaged in an all-female conversation discussing cinema, narrative, and identity.
In the words of Variety, “Laura Bispuri's Sardinia-set film is an exploration of motherhood that gains authenticity and emotion from a superb cast.”
As Bispuri underlines: “In the US, I feel a warm reception and a big support towards my work.” The director thinks that’s because of the kind of stories she tells: “Although I move from very specific situations, the themes are very contemporary.” A particular sensitivity in this time characterized by the #Metoo movement might be another reason of her success. Rohrwacher further adds: “By sharing opinions, the film can blossom. And that actually happened.” During the event, Alba Rohrwacher received the “Italian Cultural Icon” Award, created in collaboration with fashion designer and artist Emilio Cavallini to celebrate those who better represent Italy abroad.