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by Asia Argento


Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are pampered, Aria is treated with cold indifference. Yet she yearns to love and to be loved. At school, Aria excels academically but is considered a misfit by everyone. She is misunderstood. Aria finds comfort in her cat - Dac and in her best friend - Angelica. Thrown out of both parents' homes, abandoned by all, even her best friend, Aria finally reaches the limit of what she can bear. She makes an unexpected decision in her life.

international title: Misunderstood
original title: Incompresa
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Other Angle Pictures
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Asia Argento
film run: 103'
release date: IT 05/06/2014, FR 26/11/2014
screenplay: Asia Argento
cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gabriel Garko, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Giulia Salerno, Anna Lou Castoldi, Max Gazzè
cinematography by: Nicola Pecorini
film editing: Filippo Barbieri
art director: Eugenia F. Di Napoli
costumes designer: Nicoletta Ercole
producer: Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani, Eric Heumann
production: Wildside, Paradis Films
distributor: Paradis Films, Good Films

main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2014 Un Certain Regard
Bari International Film Festival 2015 

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