by Eugenia Costantini
Country: Italy
Year: 2023
Duration: 20'

Sonia is an introverted thirteen-year-old; she suffers from a disorder that prevents her from breathing deeply. She lives in a mixed up family and doesn't have the support she needs in the delicate passage from the end of childhood to the beginning of adolescence. Just when a part of her small world rejects her (her classmates, her boyfriend...), Sonia meets Daria, a girl who is a bit older and much more self-assured than she is, and who offers to become her friend.


film director

“Thirteen: at that age some people are still naive and innocent, while others have already assimilated, through temperament or personal experience, the disenchantment of the adult world. One way or another, it is without a doubt the beginning of a delicate phase that can irreversibly determine how you will relate to others and perceive yourself. If, up until that moment, you had the good fortune to grow up in a healthy and protective family environment, finding yourself catapulted from a child's pure world without superstructures into a middle ground, in which peer relations mimic the adult model and eventually end up assimilating it completely, can leave you unprepared to withstand the psychological and emotional impact of adolescence.”


& Credits

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY: Eugenia Costantini. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Francesca Amitrano. EDITING: Esmeralda Calabria, with the collaboration of Lorenzo Rosi. COSTUMES: Cristina La Parola. MUSIC: Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia. CAST: Lara Garaci, Flavia Leone, Dario Samac, Nicolò Medori, Lucia Pipchak, Vincenzo Ferrera. PRODUCERS: Joana de Freitas Ginori, with the collaboration of Giorgio M. Santolini. PRODUZIONE: Ulalà Film & Co.

CONTACT: Ulala Film (Joana Ginori) ulalafilmsrl@gmail.com