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Albertine Where Are You?

Directed by Maria Guidone
Italy 2022
Runtime 20'

Albertine is the most controversial character of Recherche du temps perdu, the most mentioned yet the one we know the least about: we do not know where she comes from, what she does for a living, where she ends up… and even when she dies, we wonder if she ever existed at all. Several critics saw in Albertine Proust’s driver Alfred Agostinelli, a young Italian with whom Proust had been madly in love. The novel and Proust’s life become the excuse for a contemporary love story – where Marcel, Albertine and Alfred hide, bluff, swap genders and roles, experiencing love as an eternal question, aware that the heart of things cannot be captured, but only glimpsed at.

Directed by
Maria Guidone

Maria Guidone

Corrado Serri

Maria Guidone e Matilde Bonanni

Jakob Skott, Papir, Luigi Abiusi

Federico Arosio e Mattia Pontremoli

Production design
Elisabetta Viganò

Giulia Tagliaferri

Anna Coccoli, Raffaele Taddei, Rarri Benigno

Matilde Bonanni (Guidone Apulia Factory)

Distribution and International sales
Premiere Film

Maria Guidone

Maria Guidone (1979), after a PhD in Philosophy, she attended the École Supérieure d’Études Cinématographiques in Paris. From 2005 to 2008 she made her first short films in Paris and in the Apulia region, while working as assistant director and editor for documentary series Grand’Art, produced by ARTE France. Her work explores themes such as family dynamics and the spatio-temporal dimension in love relationships. Tutta Intorno a me won the Best Female Director award at the Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam-London. Back in Italy, in 2011, she began her career as director of commercials for brands such as Garnier, Procter&Gamble, Heineken, Ferrero, etc., focusing in particular on social media campaigns on women’s rights, inclusion and diversity. Since 2010 she has been artistic director of the guidONE apulia FACTORY, an artists’ workshop that aims to reinvent the Apulia region image in its tourist and media representation.