Nominee 2018

Italy, Switzerland 2018

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 Roma 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.

  • Director: Sandra Vannucchi
  • Producer: Michael King, Ruedi Gerber
  • Screenwriter: Sandra Vannucchi, Michael King
  • Director of photography: Vladan Radovic
  • Main Cast: Lisa Ruth Anreozzi (Silvia), Donatella Finocchiaro (Giulia), Filippo Nigro (Pietro), Emina Amatovic (Emina)
  • Editor (Cut): Osvaldo Bargero
  • Sound Design: Alessandro Giacco
  • Original Score: Marcel Vaid
  • Production Design: Roberta Iaci
  • Costume Design: Sabrina Beretta
  • Makeup: Sara Lombardi, Nina Labus