52nd edition

We Are Who We Are

Luca Guadagnino

Fortnight 2020, Feature film, 8x60mn


A story about two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy, the series explores friendship, first-love, identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager – a story which could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, happens in this little slice of America in Italy.

Directors’ Fortnight: “Luca Guadagnino’s masterful fresco on youth evokes deeply contemporary human questions with delightful freedom and narrative precision, and with a constantly inspired, powerfully sensorial and eminently cinematographic approach.”

Luca Guadagnino: “I am deeply humbled and honoured that the Quinzaine had chosen to show my latest effort We Are Who We Are in its entirety, with the prospect of showing it in Cannes in one 8 hour showing. Even if the global pandemic has made this impossible, nevertheless this selection by the Quinzaine is for me a great achievement and an ineffable way to empower our tale of youth, identity, eccentricity, visions.”


  • Alice Braga
  • Ben Taylor
  • Chloë Sevigny
  • Corey Knight
  • Faith Alabi
  • Francesca Scorsese
  • Jack Dylan Grazer
  • Jordan Kristine Seamón
  • Kid Cudi
  • Sebastiano Pigazzi
  • Spence Moore II
  • Tom Mercier


Showrunner, executive producer, writer, director
Luca Guadagnino



The series is executive produced by
Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment and Mario Gianani for Wildside, both Fremantle companies, with Small Forward, alongside Guadagnino, Elena Recchia, Nick Hall, Sean Conway, and Francesco Melzi d’Eril

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