The official lineup has not yet been released. However, according the film's creators, Maria, starring actress Anna Ferruzzo, has been chosen for the 59th annual Rochester International Film Festival.
Originally named the Shoestring Festival, the program features short films from all over the world. I've attended this festival many times and the films are truly spectacular. In past editions, many were the final projects made by students of renowned film schools such as USC and UCLA. I am looking forward to seeing this much-talked about Italian short and seeing one of my favorite actress on the big screen in my hometown of Rochester, New York.
|With Anna Ferruzzo at the 2016 Rome Fiction Fest|
The festival runs April 20-22. In the meantime, check out my interview with Anna Ferruzzo and watch the trailer..