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  • Delia Ubaldi has gone from being the daughter of destitute immigrants to successful businesswoman. Her talent has earned her enormous riches but her character has made her lose them all.
  • Hit the Road, Granny was presented in 2011 at Venice Days during the 68° Venice Film Festival and won Best Documentary at the 2012 Visioni Doc Film Festival (Bologna, Italy) and Audience Award at the 2011 Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy).

    Hit the Road, Granny is the story of Delia Ubaldi, a successful businesswoman whose talent has earned her enormous riches but her character has made her lose them all. Between a road movie and a family saga the story is told through the eyes of her grandson Duccio Chiarini.
    Raised in France where her family immigrated to in the 20’s when she was just a baby, Delia went back to Italy at the end of WWII to marry a young Italian man. But Italy in the 50’s was hardly the ideal country for such an independent temper, so she left her husband a few years later to start her own business in the world of fashion, following the Italian economic boom.
    Soon her products started filling the shelves of European department stores, procuring her huge fortunes and making her one of the first female entrepreneurs of the pret a porter world. In the 70’s she was a billionaire with castles, apartments in Paris in front of the Tour Eiffel and villas in the French Riviera. At the beginning of the 80’s, in the film that was then to be a cult movie, American Gigolò, Richard Gere appears shopping in Delia’s store in Beverly Hills. That scene established her as a queen in high fashion. But Delia wants more and throws herself into high fashion, without understanding that perhaps the time has come even for her to stop.
  • Director: Duccio Chiarini
  • Screenplay: Duccio Chiarini, Ottavia Madeddu
  • Director of photography: Carlo Rinaldi
  • Composer: Alberto Becucci
  • Sound: Daniele Scaringella




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