Sirley (2020)

  • Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
  • 1h 34m
  • Italy

Documentarian Elisa Amoruso’s semi-autobiographical fiction debut chronicles a young girl’s plight as she strives to make sense of her place in the world under the not-so-watchful eyes of her dysfunctional parents in the late 1980s. Emma Fasano stars as Nina, a 13-year-old whose family has been forced to move from the center of Rome to its outskirts; while her parents run afoul of each other, she starts classes at her new school, only to rapidly enter into explosive conflict with Sirley (Manon Bresch), a student from French Guyana. But antagonism just as quickly turns to friendship, and the two slip into a relationship that will define their coming-of-age.

Director

Elisa Amoruso

Language

Italian

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2021 Trailer
27m
Sirley Q&A

A conversation with director Elisa Amoruso moderated by FLC film programmer Dan Sullivan.

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