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Girl Returned, A

English title: Girl Returned, A
Original title: L'Arminuta
German title: Girl Returned, A *
Italy, Switzerland, 2022

Director: Bonito, Giuseppe
Production company: Maro Film, Baires Produzioni, Kafilms, Rai Cinema
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 108 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Summer 1975, a 13-year-old girl, suitcase in one hand and a bag of shoes in the other, knocks at an unknown door. Her sister Adriana opens it, her eyes wrinkled, her braids unraveled: they’ve never seen each other before. So begins the story of a teenager who lost everything overnight: a comfortable home, her closest friends, the unconditional love of her parents – or rather the people she believed were her parents. For “l’Arminuta” (the returned girl) as her peers called her, a new and very different life begins, from the adoptive family to her real one, going from wealth to poverty, both material and moral. Her new home is small, dark, there are brothers everywhere and little food on the table to share. But there’s Adriana, who shares a bed with her. And there’s Vincenzo, who looks at her as if she were already a woman.

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Based on the book by Donatella Di Pietrantonio

Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2022 (awarded), KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2023

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True Colours (IT)

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Lucky Red (IT)