The Inserra Chair, an Italian and Italian American Studies and the Italian Program at Montclair State University will present a free film screening of “A Girl Returned” on October 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Presentation Hall 1040 (School of Communication and Media)
This film, adapted from Donatella Di Pietrantonio’s best-selling novel, is Giuseppe Bonito’s third feature and has won the prestigious 2022 David di Donatello Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, with the script co-written by Donatella Di Pietrantonio and Monica Zapelli.
Summer, 1975. A 13-year-old girl mysteriously appears at a farmstead and moves in with the family. Who is she? What is she doing there? Based on a 2017 bestseller, “A Girl Returned” tells the story of a girl who unwillingly returns to the biological family she never knew and must reckon with her new home and sense of abandonment. Rendered with stunning emotional clarity, the film is a thoughtful examination of childhood, motherhood, and the ties that bind.
Giuseppe Bonito is an Italian director best known for his work on films like “Figli” (2020), “A Girl Returned” (2021), “Pulce non c’è” (2012) and “Bang Bang Baby” (2022), a TV series.