Directed by Carolina Cavalli • 2022 • Italy
Starring Benedetta Porcaroli, Galatéa Bellugi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno
The boldly assured debut feature from writer-director Carolina Cavalli is a hip, deadpan portrait of a young woman looking for human connection—in all the wrong ways. Born into an upper-class family with a doting mother who foots the bill for her indolent lifestyle, combative twenty-four-year-old Amanda (the magnetic Benedetta Porcaroli) searches for boyfriends but only finds misfits who are repelled by her intensity. She longs for understanding but has never had a friend of her own . . . until she discovers a long-lost childhood bond, spurring a mission to convince another recluse that they are still best friends.