PLOT THE ARMINUTA
The Arminuta, a film directed by Giuseppe Bonito, tells the story of a 13-year-old girl (Sofia Fiore), who since childhood has lived together with a family that he has always believed was his, until it is returned to that of origin. The young woman finds herself knocking on an unknown door and her sister opens it, Adriana (Carlotta De Leonardis), which she has never seen in her life.
The girl ignores the reason for her “return” and suddenly finds herself facing a new family context. In addition to her adoptive family, the Arminuta, or “the return”, has lost her comforts, loving parents, a welcoming home and her old friends. Previously, the girl was the only daughter, while now she discovers that she has five other brothers, with whom she must share everything and will have to face a completely new world for her, made of misery. Luckily to help her integrate with her new life is her sister Adriana, with whom Arminuta sleeps.
This new existence totally different from the other will lead her to know also Vincenzo (Andrea Fuorto), who does not see her as a child, but looks at her, despite her 13 years, as a man looks at a woman.
CURIOSITY ABOUT THE ARMINUTA
The title of the film refers to a dialectal term, which can be translated as the return.
Based on the novel of the same name by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, winner of the Campiello Prize in 2017.