Cast and Credits
Original title / Vanilla
Director / Rossella Inglese
Screenplay / Rossella Inglese
Cinematography / Andrea Benjamin Manenti, Maria Vittoria De Lorenzis
Editing / Rossella Inglese, Filippo Patelli
Music / Sonatori Fiorentini, Othello
Sound / Matteo Ortolani, Simone Sigon, Fabio Bruno
Art Direction / Andrea Benjamin Manenti
Costumes / Maria Vittoria De Lorenzis
Cast / Carolina Dovera (Denise), Eriberto Peruzzo (Giacomo), Mariangela Di Paolo (social worker), Antonio Iurino (psychologist), Oscar Genovese (Denise’s father)
Production / Rossella Inglese, Andrea Benjamin Manenti (Fedra Film)
Co-production / Sae Institute Milano
Format / DCP, color
Runtime / 13 min.
Denise is a teenager torn apart from the arms of her father, with whom she has a consensual sexual relation. The girl is sent to a special center and given to the care of people who want to protect her, despite she doesn’t feel the need to. She closes herself up, knowing that she will never be able to be understood.
Rossella Inglese graduated in Digital Filmmaking. In 2012 she founds the production company Fedra Film and directs commercials and documentaries. In 2013, under the supervision of Mirco Locatelli, she directs her first short, Sara, followed by Alternate World (2015) and Vanilla. At the center of her shorts we find adolescent female characters who deal with their own sexuality.