Feature Film Documentary
THE GIRL IN THE FOUNTAIN
Anita Ekberg is the quintessential diva, symbol of an era famous as “la dolce vita”. But Anita’s life was anything but “dolce; her story, is the story of an actress devoured by her own icon.
What would a contemporary star feel if she were to portray Anita? How would she feel in the shoes of a woman who was destroyed by her own success, struggling with ghosts, doubts and circumstances that led to her demise?
Alternating archive footage of Anita with the story of a contemporary star as Monica Bellucci who is offered the chance to play Anita in a movie, digging through this woman’s story, she retraces her exceptional life, frailties and chooses, reflecting on what it feels like to be an icon.
What key decisions a contemporary diva faces in order not to fall into oblivion?
Produced by DUGONG FILMS
Written by Camilla Paternò and Paola Jacobbi with the collaboration of Antongiulio Panizzi
With: Monica Bellucci
and: Roberto De Francesco, Stefania De Santis, Eric Alexander
Dop: Alessandro Chiodo
Editing: Danilo Galli
Music by: Max Casacci
Produced by: Dugong Films and Eagle Pictures in co-productuon with Shoot&Post, in collaboration with Musa, with the support of Regione Lazio Avviso pubblico Attrazione produzioni Cinematorgrafiche (POR FESR Lazio 2014-2020).