Screen can reveal a first trailer for Italian director Marco Tullio Giordana’s timely sexual harassment drama Nome Di Donna ahead of its market premiere at the EFM.
Cristiana Capotondi tops a strong female cast as single mother Nina who gets a temporary job at an old people’s home.
She desperately needs the money but soon discovers the post comes with unexpected strings attached when the institution’s powerful director Marco Torri attempts to have sex with her in his office.
Nina comes to the realisation that Torri has been sexually preying on the home’s female care-workers for years and that the dark secret has been covered up by both the staff and the local priest.
With the support of a female-rights lawyer, Nina breaks her silence putting herself at odds the other staff members and the Roman Catholic Church in what promises to be a hard-fought case.
Paris-based Celluloid Dreams, which is handling international sales, will market premiere the title at the EFM.
Lionello Cerri of Rome-based Lumière & Co. produced. Leading independent producer Videa will release the feature in Italy on March 8, to coincide with Women’s Day.