Private Project

Leaf of a white flower

Johana is a young Moldovan illegal immigrant, forced together with her friend Alina to prostitute herself in Italy. At Alina’s unexpected death, Johana is alone, with nothing left to lose, rebelling against the racket she is victim of, ending up on the run, desperate for the city.
Johana ends up running into Lorenzo, a middle-aged Friulian taxi driver, who kidnaps him with a gun.
Johana forces him to drive to Austria, with the goal of crossing customs and disappearing. During the journey, however, the violent and dysfunctional relationship between the two ends with maturing, trust
and mutual respect flourish between the alien and distant worlds of the characters, united by the pain of loneliness.
Johana will reach customs with the new awareness that she can finally decide herself if cross it or not.

  • Federica Oriente
  • Ilaria Braccialini
  • GROUP 5
    the entire creative group
  • Federica Oriente
  • Ilaria Braccialini
  • Denis Shalaginov
  • Giulia Destro
  • Daniele Talenti
  • Luca Sirtori
  • Denis Shalaginov
    Camera Operator
  • Cristiano Caldironi
    Key Cast
  • Caterina Truci
    Key Cast
  • Adriana Papana
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il canto di Alina
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Italian, Romanian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 6K, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - IED
Director Biography - Federica Oriente, Ilaria Braccialini, GROUP 5

Ilaria together with Federica is the director of the film; She trained as a theatrical actress at the Scuola Galante Garrone in Bologna, working for some years in the field.  It will mainly deal with the training and direction of the actors. The idea of the film was born from her, always involved in social issues, mature with Federica in the writing of the script after meeting with several associations involved in the reintegration into society of victims of the prostitution's racket.

The other half of the direction is Federica, she has an experience more linked to the world of visual arts. Passionate about painting and photography, in continuous search of her own aesthetics, she will take care of the most visual part of the short, starting from the decision of the shots. She will pay particular attention to the styling of the actors and the scenography of the locations.
Together with Ilaria, she edited the script and played a fundamental role in the overall vision of the film.

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