Giovanna's Father

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A fascinating equivocation of home life with political reality, as devoted father Michele learns that his daughter isn't just the shy bookworm type, but a full-blown schizophrenic with murderous tendencies. This central narrative is contrasted with the rise of Mussolini's fascists, drawing an unsubtle but powerful parallel between terror in the nation and madness in the family. It's all rooted in Orlando's intensely committed central performance as the pitiable, selfless Michele, the heart of this compelling, old fashioned emotional drama.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pupi Avati
Cast: Silvio Orlando
Alba Rohrwacher
Francesca Neri
Ezio Greggio
Serena Grandi
Antonio Pisu
Manuela Morabito