Country: Italy
Year: 1995
Duration: 20'

Laura, a twenty-eight-year-old girl from the country, has come to Rome because she wants to become a lyric opera singer. She works as a waitress in a night club to pay for her studies, but her work destroys her voice... While she crosses a noisy and deserted summertime Rome, she thinks of her dreams, wishes, and memories.


film director

Maria Venezia

Maria Venezia (Matera, 1961) graduated from DAMS at Bologna. She moved to France, first settling in Montpellier and then in Paris, where she worked as assistant director for the theater, "La Péniche Opéra". She made two series of radio documentaries for French national television - Il rosso e il verde: l'Italia dall'impegno politico all'ecologia and Qui, altrove, dappertutto e da nessuna parte. She published two books of poetry in France - Vocalità, scherzi e abbellimenti and Viatico. In 1988-89 She attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, specializing in screenwriting.


Matera o la memoria rimossa (1992-93), Una come tante (1995).


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Maria Venezia.
Director of photography: Lidia Orecchio.
Editor: Pietro D'Onofrio.
Sound: Mauro Bracci.
Music: Mauro Bracci, Giuseppe Napoli.
Cast: Laura Picchio.
Production company: Mauro Calevi, Notorius s.r.l., via Valle Scrivia 2, 00141 Roma, tel. +39-06-8102270, fax +39-06-8105311.
Italian distribution: Dune e Associati s.r.l., via Valle Scrivia 2, 00141 Roma, +39-06-8102270, fax +39-06-8102270.