A film by Susanna Nicchiarelli, 2022

Genre: Drama

Languages: Italian

Subtitles : French/English

Format: HD

Sound : 5.1.

Duration : 106 min

Countries : Italy, Belgium

Year : 2022






Chiara is eighteen years old and one night she runs away from home to join her friend Francesco: from that moment her life changes forever.
The story of a Saint, the story of a girl and her dream of freedom.



Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli

Screenplay:  Susanna Nicchiarelli

Image: Crystel Fournier

Sound: Adriano Di Lorenzo

Costumes: Massimo Cantini Parrini

Make-up: Valentina Tomljanovic

Editing: Stefano Cravero

Music: Anonima Frottolisti

Sound editing: Marc Bastien
Sound mixing: Franco Piscopo


Produced by Vivo Film (Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa)

Co-produced by Tarantula (Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville)


International sales: The  Match Factory

Benelux Distributor: Tarantula Distribution


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79th Venice International Film Festival - Official Competition
Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award - Best Italian Film

Busan International Film Festival

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Vienna International Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival



Susanna Nicchiarelli is born in 1975 in Rome. Perfectly bilingual in Italian and English, she studied Philosophia at La Sapienza (Rome) and got a PhD in Film Aesthetic at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Pise, while taking in the same time courses and master classes in Paris and at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses de Lyon. She studied filmmaking and film writing at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and, in 2004, is gratuated in Cinema Filmmaking from the Rome Experimental Center of Cinematography, Cinecittà.



“Susanna Nicchiarelli paints a credible portrait of a revolutionary saint, as a girl and a woman, which is free from rhetorical trappings” – Davide Abbatescianni / Cineuropa