“Viola, Franca” by Marta Savina has officially been guaranteed a spot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festiva

“Viola, Franca” by Marta Savina has officially been guaranteed a spot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival that will take place at the end of the month.

It’s Sicily in 1965, and Franca is forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom and sets a precedent that alters the course of Italian history, paving the way for women’s rights.Screening with Shorts: Postcards

Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)

A graduate of UCLA’s MFA Directing program, Marta Savina moved to LA after living in London, where she studied Philosophy at King’s College. Recently, she collaborated with James Franco, in the adaptation of William Faulkner’s short story “Elly,” and with Francis Ford Coppola on his latest project Distant Vision.


FILM INFO
CAST & CREDITS
  • Director:
    Marta Savina
  • Screenwriter:
    Marta Savina, Andrea Brusa
  • Cinematographer:
    Topher Osborn
  • Editor:
    Ashley Monti
  • Composer:
    Ilaria Acella
  • Production Designer:
    Marcello di Carlo
  • Producer:
    Marta Savina, Tatiana Vecchio, Gregory J Rossi
  • Associate Producer:
    Franco Pannacci
  • Costume:
    Francesca Rodi
  • Sound Design:
    Jeffery Alan Jones
  • Casting Director:
    Adriana Ciampi
  • Cast:
    Claudia Gusmano, Carlo Calderone, Ninni Bruschetta, Maurizio Puglisi