Worldly Girl

La Ragazza del Mondo

Giulia is a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community. She is academically gifted but her education, aspirations and personal relationships are repressed by her family’s rigid habits guided by strict religious beliefs. Suspended in time and built on rigorous and sacred scriptures, Giulia’s ancient world fiercely excludes anyone who doesn’t belong. When she meets Liberto who works in her father’s factory, Giulia finds herself rebelling against the strictures placed upon her. She discovers there may be another destiny awaiting her, one she can choose for herself. Libero’s world is inhabited by those who make mistakes, those who seek other prospects, and those who love unconditionally. What follows is a pure and inevitable love story, which leads to Giulia being completely cut off from the religious world she used to belong to. A tender portrayal of young love at the crossroads, Wordly Girl premiered at the Venice IFF.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
    104 min
  • Country:
    Italy, France
  • Director:
    Marco Danieli
  • Screenplay:
    Marco Danieli, Antonio Manca
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Emanuele Pasquet
  • Music:
    Umberto Smerilli
  • Editor:
    Alessio Franco, Davide Vizzini
  • Cast:
    Sara Serraiocco, Michele Riondino, Marco Leonardi, Stefania Montorsi, Lucia Mascino, Pippo Delbono
  • Production:
    CBS Production, RAI Cinema, Barbary Films
  • Sales:
  • Festivals:
    Venice 2016, Reykjavik 2016, London 2016, Haifa 2016


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About the Director:

Marco Danieli

Having worked for some time as an independent filmmaker, Marco Danieli decided to pursue formal education at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in Rome, which he completed with a degree in directing in 2007. Since 2011 he has been teaching at his alma mater. Worldly Girl is his first feature film.