Girl in Flight (La Fuga)

Sponsored by Hyde Park Partners / Susan Hirsch & Tom Sant

Inspired by real events, this is the story of 11-year-old Silvia whose small-town Tuscany life is consumed by her mother’s clinical depression. When no one will take the time to fulfill her dream of visiting Rome, Silvia runs away, determined to see it for herself. On the train she meets a Roma girl, Emina, and follows her through the streets of Rome to her gypsy camp. Shot by award-winning cinematographer Vladan Radovic in a real Roma camp using resident non-actors, what follows is the tender, at times frightening, emotional journey of a girl coming into her own. Girl In Flight was just nominated for a European Film Academy Award — one of three films in Europe to be chosen for their Youth Audience Award. Drama. 78 min. Italy/Switzerland. (subtitles) Watch the trailer here

Wednesday, March 14 – 7pm – Downtown Cinemas
Friday, March 16 – 7:15pm – Downtown Cinemas
Saturday, March 17 – 1pm – Downtown Cinemas

Director/Writer: Sandra Vannucchi
Producers: Michael King, Ruedi Gerber
Co-Writer: Michael King