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The Female Lens

Elisa Amoruso & Laura Muscardin


Named by Variety magazine as one of "Italy’s women filmmakers set to make waves", Roman director Elisa Amoruso is a graduate of literature, performing arts and screenwriting. She has written several acclaimed short films including David of Donatello Award winner Breathe (2005). After her recent documentaries the much-talked-about Chiara Ferragni: Unposted (2019) and Bellissime (2019), Amoruso makes her fiction feature debut with the personal coming-of-age tale Sirley, based upon the writer-director's teenage years.


With a background spanning cinema, TV and advertising, Laura Muscardin has directed and produced award-winning documentaries, short films and videos in Italy and abroad. Her latest film Cam's War, awarded at the Giffoni Festival, tackles the struggle between good and evil and is set in an apocalyptic world where the protagonist Cam is catapulted from childhood to adulthood in a violent and sudden way. Said Muscardin “Taking responsibility for acting against negative forces is the central theme of this story, an intimate and rooted theme in every human being that takes on greater dramatic weight when set in a world where society as we know it today appears lost.”