Girl in Flight (first feature)

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Girl in Flight (La fuga - Girl in Flight)

Girl in Flight (La fuga - Girl in Flight)

original title:

La fuga - Girl in Flight

directed by:



set design:

Roberta Iaci

costume design:


Michael King, Ruedi Gerber


Perché No Films, ZAS Films, with the support of Regione Lazio, in collaboration with RSI, Roma Lazio Film Commission, Toscana Film Commission





film run:




release date:


festivals & awards:

  • Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg 2019: Spielfilm & Kinder- und Jugendfilm
  • BUFF 2018: Competition
  • CPH PIX 2018: Buster 10+
  • EFA - Young Audience Award 2018: Nomination
  • Filmfest München 2018: Spotlight
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2018: Children's programme
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018: JF Child Rights Programme
  • Durban International Film Festival 2017: Feature Films
  • Giffoni Film Festival 2017: Parental Control
  • Miff - International Film Festival in Milan 2017: Finalist for Best Italian Feature
  • Woodstock Film Festival 2017: World Cinema - World Cinema Award for Best Foreign Language Feature
  • RIFF - Roma Independent Film Festival 2016: Feature film competition
  • Sudestival 2019: Competition
  • China Women’s Film Festival Hong Kong 2019
  • Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2018: Children’s and Youth Film Section - Best Actor (Filippo Nigro)
  • Festival Piccolo Grande Cinema 2018: Rivelazioni
  • Premio FICE 2018: Best Actress (Donatella Finocchiaro)
  • Wonderfest International Film Festival 2018: Best Screenplay
  • Tel Aviv International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2018
  • Lucas – International Festival for Young Film Lovers 2018
  • TIFF Jr. - Tromsø Children's Film Festival 2018
  • International Children´s Film Festival Brussels 2018
  • Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival 2017
  • Festival Internazionale di Cinema e Donne 2017
  • Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages 2017
  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in California 2017
  • Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2017
  • Cine Kid 2017: In Competition
  • JuniorFest International Film Festival 2017

Silvia (Lisa Andreozzi), a headstrong, determined eleven-year-old girl from a small town in Tuscany, glows with excitement as she boards a train alone going towards Rome. She immediately befriends a 13-year-old boy, and when asked by the boy’s mother how she came to be traveling alone, Silvia replies “my parents are very modern and leave me alone to do as I wish.”
Three months earlier at her home, Silvia’s mother Guilia (Donatella Finochiarro) is incapacitated by a severe episode of recurrent depression and her father Pietro (Filippo Nigro), a introspective man of few words and many rules, is of little help. Silvia suffers greatly from the rejection of her mother and lack of attention from her father, and, at her breaking point after another negative response from her parents to her question about a promised trip to Rome, Silvia gathers her things together and leaves... alone.
Back on the train, Silvia meets Emina (Maddelena Halilovic), a smart, defiant thirteen year old Gypsy girl, and upon arriving in Rome, follows Emina as she disappears down a stairway inside Rome’s enormous Termini station...