Caterina in the Big City
Filmfest 2004

Roman left-wing and right-wing lifestyles as seen through the eyes of Caterina, a thirteen year-old girl who has just moved to the Italian capital from a small town an hour away... Caterina is dominated by her frustrated and unhappy father, who believes he deserves more from the world. He is the classic high school accounting teacher with his own novel in a desk drawer who hopes some famous TV host will give him his big break. He doesn’t care whether this help comes from the left or the right as long as his little girl helps him. Her classmates are from affluent, influential families on both sides of the political spectrum, kids with a political component that satirically yet accurately reproduces the adult world of modern Italian society.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy, Antonio Carnevale


Director: Paolo Virzi