Sergio Castellito / Italy 2017 / 1h43m / Digital / Italian with English subtitles
Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Stefano Accorsi, Alessandro Borghi, Edoardo Pesce, Nicole Centanni, Hanna Schygulla.
Built around a powerhouse, multi-award-winning central performance by Jasmine Trinca ('The Best of Youth'), 'Fortunata' is the latest collaboration between writer-director husband and wife team Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellito. Trinca plays a straight-talking single mother who plans to open her own hair salon in Rome. Both Trinca and Castellito have spoken of Anna Magnani’s character in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 'Mamma Roma' as a key influence and the film also features a memorable performance from Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s muse Hanna Schygulla.