International Premiere

Fortuna – The Girl and the Giants

Local title
Fortuna – tüdruk ja hiiglased
Original title
Fortuna
Director
Nicolangelo Gelormini
Country
Italy
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

Fortuna is a little girl who lives with her mother in a seemingly entirely ordinary apartment building. However, something is not how it seems at first glance. Everything is slightly off.

Debutant Gelormini has skilfully created a split world both in sound and vision. The narrative structure of the story superbly intertwines the reality and the imagination. We see the world through Fortuna’s eyes. “Why don’t I remember anything?” she asks. “Your name is Nancy. This is your home,” mother tells her. But the girl is not at all convinced. Her friends Nicola and Anna are the only ones who understand her. They tell her that Nancy is a princess called Fortuna who must find her way back to her own planet called Tabbys. She must flee from giants.

The film unravels as a captivating mystery, allowing us to uncover a terrible secret together with the main character. An attentive viewer can watch how, layer by layer, previously seen scenes and situations become increasingly real, until only truth remains. “Fortuna – the Girl and the Giants” is based on a true story.

The author of the film, Nicolangelo Gelormini, started his career as an assistant to Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. He has also worked with the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert.

Gelormini made his first steps as a director in the world of music videos. Music also plays a very important role in this film, creating an eerie atmosphere which makes the film and its acute topic even sharper.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Nicolangelo Gelormini
Screenwriter
Nicolangelo Gelormini, Massimiliano Virgilio
Cast
Valeria Golino, Pina Turco, Cristina Magnotti
Producer
Davide Azzolini
DoP
Agostino Vertucci
Editor
Nicolangelo Gelormini
Runtime
Language
Italian
Director
Nicolangelo Gelormini

Nicolangelo Gelormini (snd 1978) on Itaalia režissöör, stsenarist ja monteerija. On õppinud filmi ja arhitektuuri. Alustas karjääri Oscari-võitja Paolo Sorrentino assistendina. 2008 pälvis lühifilmiga „Caro Benzina“ peaauhinna Rai Uno võistlusel. Ta on lavastanud ka mitmeid muusikavideosid ja laive Itaalia poplauljatele nagu Vivi Davvero ja Ladra Di Vento. „Fortuna – tüdruk ja hiiglased“ on tema esimene filmilavastus.

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening070503 / Fortuna – tüdruk ja hiiglased
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening075021 / Fortuna – tüdruk ja hiiglased
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening082204 / Fortuna – tüdruk ja hiiglased
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening101602 / Fortuna – tüdruk ja hiiglased
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker