Brown Hall 100, Washington University in St. Louis
Bologna 1938. Giovanna is a shy, insecure and average looking young girl. Her father, a secondary school teacher is devoted to giving her the best education, reassuring her every day of her intellectual and cultural superiority. His aim is to provide her with a great future, but everything will turn into tragedy when Giovanna becomes insanely jealous of her beautiful and generous classmate.
Director: Pupi Avati
Cast: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio, Alba Caterina Rohrwacher, Serena Grandi, Paolo Graziosi, Sandro Dori, Edoardo Romano, Chiara Sani
Duration: 104 min.
Awards: 3 wins & 1 nomination
Little Golden Lion (Pupi Avati), Volpi Cup-Best Actor (Silvio Orlando), Pasinetti Award-Best Male Actor (Silvio Orlando): Venice Film Festival
Nominated Golden Lion (Pupi Avati): Venice Film Festival
Official Italian Web Site: http://www.ilpapadigiovanna.it/