The making of a feminist film: Sofia Scandurra's Io sono mia
Author: Cavallaro, Daniela
Source: Studies in European Cinema, Volume 4, Number 3, November 2007 , pp. 199-209(11)
Abstract:Two years after its publication in 1975, director Sofia Scandurra transposed Dacia Maraini's feminist novel Donna in guerra [Woman at War] into a film which follows the book's events quite closely, giving it, however, a more openly feminist title: Io sono mia [I Belong to Me]. The film created quite a stir in the Italian movie world in the latter 1970s not only for its presumed feminist content, but also because it was produced by an all-women technical cast. Drawing on both past and recent interviews and reviews, this article first presents the problems that director and crew had to face in their goal of trying to make a feminist film from a feminist novel. Then the article looks at the film Io sono mia to discuss some of the issues of adaptation from its source, in particular those connected with the explicit feminist message the film tried to convey. Considering the reactions of the press and the director after its release, the article concludes by discussing the question of whether Io sono mia was, after all, a feminist film.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Aukland, New Zealand.
Publication date: November 1, 2007
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