This playful and remarkably assured debut from writer-director Carolina Cavalli is a quirky character study of a young woman who, despite having everything going for her on the surface, struggles to make connections with others her age. Born into an upper-class family with a doting mother who foots the bill for her indolent lifestyle, 24-year-old Amanda spends time avoiding work and haunting the local cinematheque in Turin, where she looks for boyfriends but only finds “weird” misfits who mirror her own social situation of being alone every Saturday night. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Amanda (2022)
Competition Fiction 2023
Carolina Cavalli
Italy 2022
93 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Carolina Cavalli
Cinematography Lorenzo Levrini
Editing Babak Jalali
Sound/Sounddesign Roberto Gambotto Remorino, Alessandro Bonfanti, Alessandro Fusaroli
Music Niccolò Contessa
With Benedetta Porcaroli, Galatea Bellugi, Michele Bravi, Monica Nappo, Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Producer(s) Annamaria Morelli, Antonio Celsi, Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa, Moreno Zani, Malcolm Pagani
Elsinore Film, Wildside, Tenderstories
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2022