Rome, 1970s. Clara and Felice have just moved into a new apartment. Their marriage is over: they no longer love each other but can’t break up. Only their children, on whom Clara pours all her desire for freedom, keep them together. Adriana, her eldest, has just turned 12 and is the most attentive witness to Clara’s moods and the growing tensions between her parents. Adriana rejects her name and identity and wants to convince everyone that she is a boy. Her obstinacy brings the already fragile family balance to breaking point. While the children are waiting for a sign that might guide them, everything changes both around and inside them.
He was born in Rome in 1965 and studied Film at the Tisch School of the Arts (New York University) where he graduated in 1995 after filming shorts like ‘Heartless’ (1994). In 1997 he made his feature film debut with ‘Once We Were Strangers’, selected at Sundance, and five years later he won the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at the Cannes Festival with ‘Respiro’, his second film, later nominated for a César and the European Film Awards. In 2006 he directed ‘Golden Door’, Silver Lion-Revelation at the Venice Film Festival, and in 2011 he returned to the festival with ‘Terraferma’, which won the Special Jury Prize and the Pasinetti Prize. ‘L ‘immensità’ is his fifth feature film and it competed again in Venice this year.