IDA

by Giorgia Ruggiano
IDA - IDA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 23'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Ida was born in 1936. For over fifteen years, she has been living in total isolation in her home. The only contact she cultivates is with her “little ones,” about forty pigeons she takes care of. Her situation becomes socially unacceptable when the birds begin to live inside her apartment, triggering the complaints of her neighbors and the intervention of her cousin Fiorella. The result is a dramatic upheaval in Ida’s life.

Director

Giorgia Ruggiano

Giorgia Ruggiano

Giorgia Ruggiano (Italy) graduated in 2013 from the Institute of Photography, located in the San Lorenzo district in Rome, and since then has been involved in various photographic projects. For two years she collaborated with a daily paper as a press photographer. She filmed Ida in 2014 but only produced it this year.

Filmography:
Ida (cm, 2017). 

Cast and Credits

regia, suono, produttore/director, sound, producer
Giorgia Ruggiano
montaggio/film editing
Lidia Ravviso, Giorgia Ruggiano
interpreti/cast
Ida Petroni, Fiorella Camisa (operai/workers), Olga (assistente sociale/social worker)

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contatti/contacts
Giorgia Ruggiano
giorgia.ruggiano@gmail.com

Director statement

“In December 2014, I learned about Ida’s story. At first I was curious about the psychological motivations which led to her isolation and compulsive passion for the pigeons. Fiorella’s overbearing arrival catalyzes the changes both in where the film was going and in Ida’s life. Fiorella sets up an authoritarian system and forces Ida to behave in a socially acceptable manner. Only in this phase did I feel that I needed to go in another direction. So I abandoned the idea of researching Ida’s past and became a witness to the drama that was unfolding. The movie’s destiny gets its meaning from the truth as it emerges.”

Synopsis Learn more

Ida was born in 1936. For over fifteen years, she has been living in total isolation in her home. The only contact she cultivates is with her “little ones,” about forty pigeons she takes care of. Her situation becomes socially unacceptable when the birds begin to live inside her apartment, triggering the complaints of her neighbors and the intervention of her cousin Fiorella. The result is a dramatic upheaval in Ida’s life.

Director All about direction

Giorgia Ruggiano

Giorgia Ruggiano

Giorgia Ruggiano (Italy) graduated in 2013 from the Institute of Photography, located in the San Lorenzo district in Rome, and since then has been involved in various photographic projects. For two years she collaborated with a daily paper as a press photographer. She filmed Ida in 2014 but only produced it this year.

Filmography:
Ida (cm, 2017). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, suono, produttore/director, sound, producer
Giorgia Ruggiano
montaggio/film editing
Lidia Ravviso, Giorgia Ruggiano
interpreti/cast
Ida Petroni, Fiorella Camisa (operai/workers), Olga (assistente sociale/social worker)

**
contatti/contacts
Giorgia Ruggiano
giorgia.ruggiano@gmail.com

Director statement Read more

“In December 2014, I learned about Ida’s story. At first I was curious about the psychological motivations which led to her isolation and compulsive passion for the pigeons. Fiorella’s overbearing arrival catalyzes the changes both in where the film was going and in Ida’s life. Fiorella sets up an authoritarian system and forces Ida to behave in a socially acceptable manner. Only in this phase did I feel that I needed to go in another direction. So I abandoned the idea of researching Ida’s past and became a witness to the drama that was unfolding. The movie’s destiny gets its meaning from the truth as it emerges.”