Ten-year-old Vittoria is growing up in a Sardinian village untouched by tourism. One day at a rodeo she meets the impetuous Angelica, who is completely different to her own caring mother Tina. Vittoria does not suspect that the two women are connected by a secret. Tina has been visiting Angelica for a long time on the run-down farm where Angelica lives a happy-go-lucky life with some old horses and a faithful dog. Tina is not at all happy about Angelica and her daughter Vittoria getting to know each other. In debt, Angelica decides to move to the mainland. Relieved, Tina offers her financial support, but she cannot prevent further encounters between the two. Captivated by this fearless, independent woman, Vittoria begins rediscovering the island with her.
As in her directing debut, Vergine giurata, Laura Bispuri once again follows her protagonist as she encounters, imitates and questions several role models until she gradually discovers who she is. The warm light of a Sardinian summer accompanies Vittoria on her turbulent journey.
by Laura Bispuri
with Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, Michele Carboni
Italy / Germany / Switzerland 2018 Italian 100’ Colour World premiere


  • Valeria Golino (Tina)
  • Alba Rohrwacher (Angelica)
  • Sara Casu (Vittoria)
  • Udo Kier (Bruno)
  • Michele Carboni (Umberto)


Director Laura Bispuri
Screenplay Francesca Manieri, Laura Bispuri
Cinematography Vladan Radovic
Editing Carlotta Cristiani
Music Nando Di Cosimo
Sound Design Emil Klotzsch
Sound Stefano Campus
Production Design Ilaria Sadun
Costumes Antonella Cannarozzi
Make-Up Frédérique Foglia
Assistant Director Vincenzo Rosa
Casting Francesca Borromeo
Production Manager Gian Luca Chiaretti
Producers Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Maurizio Totti, Alessandro Usai, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Dan Wechsler
Co-Production Rai Cinema Rom
ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel in Zusammenarbeit mit ARTE Mainz
RSI Radio Televisione Svizzera Lugano

Colorado Film

Match Factory Productions

Bord Cadre Films

Laura Bispuri

After graduating with a film degree from the Sapienza University of Rome, she directed short films including Passing Time which won the 2010 David di Donatello Award for Best Short Film. In 2011 with Biondina she won the Nastro D’Argento Italian film critics' award for best new talent of the year. Her feature film debut Vergine giurata premiered in the 2015 Berlinale Competition and went on to be screened at over 80 festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards.


2010 Passing Time; short film 2011 Biondina; short film 2015 Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin) 2018 Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018