Anna will be starring in the upcoming Taviani Brothers film, Una Questione Privata (A Private Question).
Based on the novel by Fenoglio and also starring Luca Marinelli (Non Essere Cattivo) and Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), some are saying it will premiere at Cannes.
Anna is one of those actresses that has always chosen her roles carefully and cares about picking the right scripts in quality films.
The choices made in our work are very important and I have to say I have always
been rather lucky”, Anna told me. In fact,there have been very few times in which they chose me for a role that I wasn’t already in love with before filming, talking with the director, or reading the script. In my overall evaluation, everything counts, empathy with the director, the script, the role, but in the end the intuition that I trust myself and I have to say that, at least until now, I have never betrayed myself. I am proud of the films that I have made, in cinema and on TV.”
Anna’s filmography includes gems like Alberto Caviglia’s outrageous comedy Pecore In Erba and the Über-nominated and awarded Anime Nere from director Francesco Munzi. Anna told me, “I was sure that Munzi would have been capable of recreating, across the images, all of the power of the story. The book differs a lot from the film but the darkness at the heart of it, that lives in the pages of the book, is the same in the film. I was aware of the fact that we were making a great film, I was proud of it and I felt that it would be appreciated and awarded.
So we did get to know the wilder part of Calabria, the part that is less touristy and I understand that for those that weren’t born there it could seem scary. Even though I am not Calabrese, I am a women from the south and I’ve known this harshness my whole life, it’s part of my heritage.”
Born in Taranto, Puglia, she’s lived in Rome for many years with actor Massimo Wertmuller and two mixed-breed dogs from an animal shelter in Rome, Rocco and Pupetta. She says, “When I’m not working a live a very simple, and rather reserved life. It relaxes me to take care of the house myself, and I’m a kind of homebody. In my free time I love taking long walks listening to music and I don’t just enjoy making films, above all I love watching them and I go to the movies every chance I get. My passion is Italian neorealism and I love the films of Vittorio de Sica.