Laura Bispuri’s “Figlia Mia” debuts tomorrow at the 62th BFI London Film Festival in the Love strand.
“Vittoria, a 10-year-old growing up in a Sardinian fishing village, comes to learn that family life is not always the picture of perfection. Moreover, parenting can require more than a biological connection between mother and child. She is the object of conflict between two women’s radically different ideas of what constitutes motherhood. Tina (the great Valeria Golino) devotes all her time to Vittoria, whilst the girl’s dissolute biological mother Angelica (the equally superb Alba Rohrwacher, who also starred in director Laura Bispuri’s acclaimed feature debut Sworn Virgin) is a mostly drunk and erratic force of nature. A gripping melodrama, Daughter of Mine is also slyly humorous as it presents a subtly observant and authentically rendered depiction of island life.” Adrian Wootton – CEO of Film London