“La storia di Sonia” is set in Florence between 1970 and 1979, during the so-called Years of Lead. The short film opens with a tribute to the late 60s cult movie The good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone: Guarnieri recreates the famous truel transposing it into the childrens games of the time. The opening scene is the device for narrating Sonias life from her later childhood, 11-12 years old, to her adulthood, 34-35. Through the story of the protagonist, the short movie portrays a generation which resorted to armed struggle to subvert the state order constituted in that period.
Born in Florence, Lorenzo Guarnieri studied at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in his city, graduating with Highest Honors. He gained a Diploma in Film Directing at ACT Multimedia in Cinecittà, Rome with Rachid Benhadj, whom he still collaborates with. He also studied with Giuseppe Ferrara, Carlo Lizzani, Gianfranco Pannone, Dario Argento and Renzo Martinelli, and worked as 5th Assistant Director to Antonio Capuano in the film Giallo.