Sergio Castellitto shoots Fortunata with Jasmine Trinca and Stefano Accorsi
by Camillo De Marco
- Filming is under way in Rome for the new film by the actor-director, written by Margaret Mazzantini and produced by Indigo and HT Film
Filming is under way in Rome for Sergio Castellitto’s new film Fortunata [+see also:
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Fortunata tells the story of a young mother (Jasmine Trinca) with a failed marriage behind her, who fights everyday for her dream: to open a hairdressers by challenging fate, in an attempt to emancipate herself and acquire her independence and the right to happiness. "Fortunata (‘lucky’ in English) is a singular female qualitative adjective in Italian”, explains the director. “But it is also the name of a woman. And above all, a destiny. And that’s not to say that that destiny is deserved. There are men in this story who don’t agree with Fortunata’s happiness. We’ll see how that works out…"
(Translated from Italian)
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