The discovery of a photo taken at the end of the 1930s is the starting point as we travel through Clara’s past. While her memory becomes ever more frail, her young granddaughter attempts to reconstruct her childhood and youth in fascist Italy with the help of images that ignite the memory of relentless film buff. Using vintage footage that resonates with the lives of today’s grandparents, the film probes the sense of becoming a woman in an era dominated by great turmoil. An era in which cinematographic images, combined with propaganda influenced the identity of an entire generation.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
She graduated from University Rome 3 (Cinema department), from University Paris 8 on directing and cinematographic creation and La Fémis (Atelier documentaire). Her short film "In futura costruzione" tells the story of and old cement factory in the moment of transformation in a luxury hotel in Italy. Her first documentary "Clara and the imaginary lives" won the Paris Jeunes Talents Award and a writing scholarship to the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.