Italy/Switzerland
78 min.

The life of 11-year-old Silvia from Tuscany is dominated by her mother’s depression. Hoping for a break, Silvia pleads for a family trip to Rome. But when her father backs down yet again, she takes off on her own from their home outside Florence to fulfill her dream. Fearless and open to everything, she falls in with a 13-year-old Gypsy girl who reluctantly takes Silvia under her wing. Thus is born a complicated but sincere friendship that will help both girls. Shot in a real Roma camp with resident non-actors, GIRL IN FLIGHT is a tender, frightening and exciting emotional journey based on events of first-time director Sandra Vannucchi’s real life.


Directed by: Sandra Vannucchi

Written by: Sandra Vannucchi & Michael King

Produced by: Michael King & Ruedi Gerber

Director of Photography: Vladan Radovic

Editor: Osvaldo Bargero

Production Design: Roberta Iaci

Costume Design: Sabrina Beretta

HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST: Sara Lombardi & Nina Labus

Composer: Marcel Vaid

Sound Design: Alessandro Giacco

Main Cast: Lisa Ruth Andreozzi (Silvia), Donatella Finocchiaro (Giulia), Filippo Nigro (Pietro), Emina Amatovic (Emina)