The Girl from Tomorrow tells the story of Lia, a young woman who reacts to the most terrible form of violence with an act of rebellion which blows apart the social conventions of the time. In a world where the strongest dictate the rules, where mafia roots run deep and are accepted as a natural part of life, and where the powerful make decisions while the weak do as they’re told, her courage will pave the way for the fight for women’s rights. The movie is inspired by the true story of Franca Viola, a seventeen-year-old girl from Alcamo, Sicily, who, in 1965, was the first woman in Italy to say no to a “shotgun” wedding, refusing her abductor and rapist Filippo Melodia, who was the nephew of a local mafia boss.
In Italian with English subtitles. We will also be screening the short below.
Le piccole cose (Small Things) by Alessandra Carrillo (2018, 3 minutes).
Present and past. Similar situations, different reactions: these are the small things that teach you how to love. Especially yourself.