“It’s an honor to have been invited to compete in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. I considered it winning a prize already to hear Thierry Frémaux cite Mamma Roma when he presented (my movie) Fortunata – thanks to everyone! To my producers, to Jasmine (Trinca, the star)” and to Margaret (Mazzantini, his wife and co-screenwriter)…on va se promener…”.
Director Sergio Castellitto’s Fortunata was selected for the ‘Un Certain Regard section and also stars Stefano Accorsi, Alessandro Borghi, and Edoardo Pesce. It’s the story of a poor, young single mother who tries to make something of herself by opening a hair salon, with dreams of independence and happiness.