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  • Portrait of the former partisan, Annita Malavasi, one of the few female commanders in the Italian resistance during the Second World War.
Synopsis
  • Annita Malavasi was just 22 when the Germans occupied Italy, their former allies, in 1943. As a partisan in the Italian resistance named 'Laila', she moved throughout the Apennines with and between fighting units, delivering information, transporting weapons, and taking part in battles. She spent over a year in the Apennines, fighting against the German occupation. At the same time, she had to assert herself against the men of the male-dominated Italian society. By the end of the war, Laila had risen among the ranks to become one of the few female commanders in the Italian resistance.
    This film chronicles the story of a lifelong struggle for emancipation that began with the battle for Italy’s liberation from fascism. Laila and her two comrades, Gina 'Sonia' Moncigoli and Pierina 'Iva' Bonilauri talk about their time in the Resistenza and what it meant to them and many other women.
Crew
  • Director: Eric Esser
  • Screenplay: Eric Esser
  • Director of photography: Caro Krugmann
  • Editor (Cut): Luca Reale
    • Production company: MakeShiftMovies
    • World Sales by: MakeShiftMovies
Awards
  • (2014) Main price of the press at Festival Mundial de Cine Extremo San Sebastián de Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexiko
  • (2014) Rising Star Award 2014 in Student Film Competition at Canada International Film Festival 2014, Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
Festivals
  • (2014) Festival Mundial de Cine Extremo San Sebastián de Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexiko
  • (2014) FrauenFilmTage Wien, Wien, Österreich
  • (2014) Sguardi Altrove Mailand, Mailand, Italien
  • (2014) Imperfectu – International Film and Gender Studies Festival Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
  • (2014) Festival Internacional de Cine sobre Diversidad Sexual y Género, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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