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52nd edition


Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h35


Angela is born in Ballarò, the market neighborhood of Palermo. She gets married when she’s twenty to Saro, and for years she shares his life of drug dealing and easy money. She is wife, mistress, and trusted accomplice to her husband. The life he leads fascinates her, she likes the luxury and the money, and above all the risk. She gave up her family for him, turned her back on an honest future and good work. When she sees Masino for the first time, she takes him for a cop, but he becomes her husband’s right-man and she and Masino begin a passionate and tormented love affair. “Angela” is the story of a woman and her life in the solitude of a world made of laws written by men. It also paints the fresco of a world of men, both cruel and disarmed at the same time, who are constantly forced to deny their own true feelings. “I already knew the story : I liked the world of delinquents. For me they were like heroes… Maybe because I come from a world of respectable people… who had steady jobs…I wanted to see violence… I wanted to see what was behind it all…” Roberta Torre


Roberta Torre

Roberta Torre, born in Milan, was a student of philosophy before studying cinema. In 1990 she moves to Palermo. Fascinated by the city, she decides to remain and work there. Her first work was thus born, films and videos that tell the story of her love for Palermo, portraits of men and women, usually from fringes of society (a unique mixture of anthropology and fiction). In 1997, she directs her first feature, To Die for Tano, a highly successful musical presented at the Venice Film Festival. In 1998 she begins working on her second feature, again a musical South Side Story, a corrected version of the love story of Romeo and Juliet, a true fable on immigration in today’s Italy, on the difficulty of integration and the fear of difference.

Andrea Di Stefano
Donatella Finocchiaro
Mario Pupella

Roberta Torre

Daniele Ciprí

Cinzia Acchimede

Roberto Missiroli

Andrea Guerra

Set decoration
Enrico Serafini

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