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by Catrinel Marlon


1963. The young nurse Anna takes service in the juvenile ward of a mental hospital. Here she meets and becomes attached to sweet Lucia, a fifteen-year-old schizophrenic. Against the backdrop of a struggle between Dr. Marie and the rigid Dr. Oreste for the new experimental treatments, the relationship between Anna and Lucia thickens, forcing them to make decisive choices for their respective lives.

international title: Sunflowers
original title: Girasoli
country: Italy, Romania, Belgium
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: Catrinel Marlon
film run: 97'
screenplay: Catrinel Marlon, Francesca Nozzolillo, Heidrun Schleef
cast: Gaia Girace, Mariarosaria Mingione, Monica Guerritore, Pietro Ragusa
cinematography by: Fabio Zamarion
film editing: Massimo Quaglia
art director: Tonino Zera
costumes designer: Nicoletta Ercole
music: Alessandro Magnanini
producer: Massimiliano di Lodovico
production: Masi Film, RAI Cinema, Mobra Films, GapBusters, Lumina MGR
distributor: Pathos Distribution

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