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Susanna Nicchiarelli

Susanna Nicchiarelli was born in Rome in 1975. She has a PhD in Philosophy from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, and in 2004 she graduated in Film Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.

After a few shorts and documentaries, she directed in 2009 her first film, Cosmonauta, winner of Controcampo at the Venice Film Festival and nominated at the David di Donatello for Best First Feature.

She later directed «Discovery of Dawn» (2012) and Nico, 1988 (2017), Best Film in Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival, winner of many international awards, including 4 David di Donatello.



Synopsis Assisi, 1211. Chiara is eighteen years old and one night she runs away from home to join her friend Francesco: from that moment on her life changes forever. With charisma and conviction, she breaks free from her family’s constraints and stands up to the Pope himself. She fights for herself, for the women who join her and for her…


Bright, intelligent, passionate and free, Eleanor is Karl Marx’s youngest daughter. Among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, she takes part in the workers’ battles and fights for women’s rights and the abolition of child labor. In 1883 she meets Edward Aveling and her life is crushed by their passionate but tragic love story.  …


SYNOPSIS A road-movie dedicated to the last years of Christa Päffgen, aka “Nico”. One of Warhol’s muses, singer of the Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty, Nico lived a second life after the story known to all, when she began her career as a solo artist.  Her music is among the most original of the Seventies and Eighties,…


Intervistando filosofi, teologi e medici, ed illustrando le loro idee e i loro racconti attraverso brevi ed ironiche sequenze narrative, cartoni animati…