Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in La Pazza Gioia
Beatrice, the delicate flower /emotional train wreck that never stops moving, never stops buzzing, and couldn’t if she wanted to, is confined to a mental institution, but has a little unfinished business on the outside.
Micaela Ramazzotti in La Pazza Gioia
Donatella’s Beatrice’s roommate, and partner in crime. Ramazzotti’s performance as the fragile young woman is tender and touching.
Marianna and Angela Fontana in Indivisibili
Playing conjoined twins, the Fontana sisters are extraordinary in their first movie role.
(Alba Rohrwacher) in Hungry Hearts
Mina gives the term “crunchy mom” a whole new meaning.
Jane Fonda in Youth
Let’s just say this is Jane Fonda’s bravest performance ever.
Greta Scarano in Suburra
Viola is a badder ass than any of the men in this thrilling crime movie.
Daphne Scoccia in Fiore
Having never acted before, Daphne Scoccia is the acting discovery of the year playing a teenager in a juvenile detention center.
Jasmine Trinca in Fortunata
Jasmine Trinca won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as this poor, single mother.
Sara Serraiocco in La Ragazza Del Mondo (Worldly Girl)
Giula is a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses who gives up everything she knows for love.