Archive of films Daughter of Mine / Figlia mia

Italy / Germany / Switzerland
2018, 100 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

Vittoria’s world turns upside down when she finds out that her mother isn’t loving Tina but a debt-ridden lush named Angelica. How will the three of them come to terms with the situation? An Italian melodrama that asks a fundamental question: Is maternity determined by biological or cultural bonds?


Ten-year-old Vittoria is very close to her mother Tina. But her world is turned upside down when she finds out that her biological mother is the local debt-ridden lush Angelica. How will they each come to terms with the new situation? Is maternity determined by biological or cultural bonds? Laura Bispuri dealt with this intimate issue in her debut Sworn Virgin, but here she exchanges the Albanian mountain setting for Sardinia. The island, where the traditional concept of family relationships comes up against modern life, inspired the lyrico-magical style of a picture whose melodramatic story brings frequent reminders of traditional Italian cinema.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Laura Bispuri (b. 1977, Rome). Passing Time (2010), Salve Regina (2010), Biondina (2011), Sworn Virgin (Vergine guirata, 2015), Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia, 2018)


The Match Factory
Domstrasse 60, 50668, Cologne
Tel: +49 221 539 709-0
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Laura Bispuri
Screenplay: Francesca Manieri, Laura Bispuri
Dir. of Photography: Vladan Radovic
Music: Nando Di Cosimo
Editor: Carlotta Cristiani
Art Director: Ilaria Sadun
Producer: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Maurizio Totti, Alessandro Usai
Production: Vivo Film, Colorado Films, Rai Cinema, Match Factory Productions
Coproduction: Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera SRG SSR
Cast: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, Michele Carboni
Sales: The Match Factory


Laura Bispuri

Film Director

Marta Donzelli


Gregorio Paonessa



© 2021 FILM SERVIS FESTIVAL KARLOVY VARY, a.s. [email protected] +420 221 411 011 All contacts

CinemasCinemas PartnersPartners
ProgramProgram About the projectAbout the project
HistoryHistory GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days July 5 - July 8Industry Days July 5 - July 8 ContactsContacts
VideogalleryVideogallery GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide