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About Last Year

Directed by Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova
Italy 2023
Runtime 80'

The outskirts of Turin. Celeste, Giorgia and Letizia are three young women as different as they come, but all are linked by a common element: as cisgender women, they are guests in the ballroom scene. A subculture originally born within the African American and Latine LGBTQ community of New York, it is now quite present in Italy as well. It is precisely here that the three women have found a safe space where they can be masters of their own bodies without judgement, prejudices, or provocation. They are about to embark on a journey that will make them grow up and reflect on choices they must make for themselves: while Giorgia is increasingly rooted to her city, Celeste and Letizia are preparing to leave. A year-long coming-of-age story that uncovers dreams, desires, doubts, and the will to fight and to keep on living.

Directed by
Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova

Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano, Morena Terranova

Dunja Lavecchia, Beatrice Surano

Morena Terranova

Pietro Cavassa

Elisabet Armand, Federica Paccotti, Fabio Coggiola

Celeste Borgialli, Letizia Nacci, Giorgia Oliverio

Enrico Bisi, Stefano Cravero (Base Zero)

Tuesday 05.09
9.00am Hall Perla
Press, Industry

Wednesday 06.09
2.00pm Hall Perla
Public, All accreditations

Thursday 07.09
7.30pm Hall Corinto
Public, All accreditations

38SIC Beatrice Surano, Dunja Lavecchia, Morena Terranova

Dunja Lavecchia (1987), Beatrice Surano (1989) and Morena Terranova (1989) are long-time friends. After their university studies, they trained as filmmakers in Turin, specialising in Photography, Filming Techniques and Editing respectively (among their collaborations: Susanna Nicchiarelli, Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, Enrico Masi). Passionate about cinema of the Real, in 2017 they founded an association to address cultural and social themes with a focus on gender and sexuality. About Last Year is their first feature film.