Il Papa di Giovanna


1h 44m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Bologna 1938. Michele Casali has a serious problem. His teenage daughter, Giovanna, has just killed her best friend in a jealous frenzy. The girl is declared to be incompetent and is committed to a psychiatric hospital. While inside, she spends her time in almost total isolation. The only person who

Film Details

Also Known As
Giovanna's Father, Papa di Giovanna
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Medusa Film
Distribution Company
Alcine Terran; Cinemien; Medusa Film; Paradise

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Bologna 1938. Michele Casali has a serious problem. His teenage daughter, Giovanna, has just killed her best friend in a jealous frenzy. The girl is declared to be incompetent and is committed to a psychiatric hospital. While inside, she spends her time in almost total isolation. The only person who comes to see her is her father. His visitations strengthen the already strong father-daughter relationship from which Delia, the girl's mother, has always been excluded. In the winter of 1953, Delia and Giovanna's eyes cross paths in a small cinema in Bologna: Giovanna is by now much better and is in the company of her doting father. Her mother no longer has any doubts--this is the start of a new life together.

Film Details

Also Known As
Giovanna's Father, Papa di Giovanna
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Medusa Film
Distribution Company
Alcine Terran; Cinemien; Medusa Film; Paradise

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of four awards including the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, the Francesco Pasinetti (SNGCI) Award for Best Male Actor (Silvio Orlando), the Leoncino d'oro Award (Agiscuola), the Nazareno Taddei Award and a recipient of the Don Gnocchi Award Special Mention (Ezio Greggio) at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2008

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.)