WE WANT ROSES TOO

We want roses too
WE WANT ROSES TOO
by Alina Marazzi
Italy, 2007, 35 mm, 85′.

We Want Roses Too aims to portray the deep change brought on by the sexual revolution and the feminist movement in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s.

The film looks again at recent events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women. Rather than focus on the alleged objectivity of facts, the film gives space to a chorus of voices that narrate those events in first person, visually supported by archival footage of the period, drawn from the most varied sources – institutional, public, militant and private.

Anita, Teresa and Valentina come from different Italian regions and different social backgrounds, but share the same feelings: they no longer feel part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of “husbands” and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.

CREDITS

Production
MIR Cinematografica

In association with
Fox International Channels Italy CULT

Coproduction
Ventura film e RTSI – Televisione Svizzera

Cast
Valentina Carnelutti
Anita Caprioli
Teresa Saponangelo

Producers
Gianfilippo Pedote
Francesco Virga

Coproducers
Andreas Pfaeffli
Elda Guidinetti

Music
Ronin

Editing
Ilaria Fraioli

Executive producer
Gaia Giani

Animations
Cristina Diana Seresini

Voice
Anita Caprioli
Teresa Saponangelo
Valentina Carnelutti

Archive stills
Paola Agosti

Sound designer
Benni Atria

Sound editing
Francesca Genevois

Film footage
Riccardo Lacchè
Annamaria Licciardello

Supervisor
Silvia Ballestra

History Consultant
Diego Giachetti

Music Consultant
Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi

Distribution
Mikado

FESTIVAL/AWARDS

Candidate for the “David di Donatello” for Best Documentary.

Nomination for Best Editing and Best Documentary at the Nastri d’Argento.

25° Torino Film Festival.

51° London Film Festival.

60° Locarno Film Festival Piazza Grande.

IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.