Le favolose

The Fabulous Ones

It often happens that at the moment of death, transgender individuals are shorn of their identity. Their families are ashamed, the funeral takes place in secret, and on the tomb appears the name the deceased had before their transition, in one stroke nullifying the entire life path they had chosen. The same thing happened to Antonia. Her girlfriends gather to honor her memory and give her back her identity denied. In telling her story, the film’s stars, all drawn from the variegated transgender world, interweave the narrative with tales of their own lives, experiences, and memories. (Cineuropa)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Le favolose (The Fabulous Ones, 2022, doc) - Riccardo va all’Inferno (Bloody Richard, 2017) - I baci mai dati (Lost Kisses, 2010) - Mare Nero (2006) - Angela (2001) - Sud Side Story (South Side Story, 2000)
Crossing Europe VOD · European Panorama Documentary 2023
Roberta Torre
Italy 2022
75 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Roberta Torre, Cristian Ceresoli
Cinematography Stefano Salemme
Editing Roberta Torre, Ilaria De Laurentiis
Sound/Sounddesign Mirko Fabbri
Music Leonardo Rosi, Tommaso Maresco
Producer(s) Donatella Palermo
Stemal Entertainment, Faber Produzioni
World Sales
Vision Distribution
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2022
Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
01.05. - 31.05.2023, online