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Me A Romantic Roma

Original title: Io Rom Romantico
German title: Ich romantisch Roma
Italy, 2014

Director: Halilovic, Laura
Production company: Wildside, RAI Cinema
Co-producers: SCCA Pro.ba
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 80 min.

Gioia is a gypsy girl. She lives with her family in Turin. Her father, Armando, is anguished because his 18-year-old daughter is still unmarried and acts like a gagè, a non-gypsy. For the gypsy community Gioia is a gagè, and for Italians she remains only a gypsy. She was born in Turin but, for bureaucratic reasons, she can not get Italian citizenship.

Gioia is doubly marginalized and her life is without prospects. Her only confidant is Morena, a little girl with Italian parents, who enjoys the freedom of the gagè. Morena persuades Gioia to participate to a casting for a commercial. On the set, Gioia discovers a world which can give her anything she is looking for.

She finally has a dream: she wants to become a director! Gioia, driven by Morena, turns to Alessandro, the mechanic of the district, who will become her friend, confidant and mentor.

Giffoni 2014, Sottodiciotto Torino 2014, Schlingel Chemnitz 2015, Melbourne 2015

World sales address/es:
Wildside (IT)