Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Arianna

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 4 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00pm

Arianna is 19 years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, the hormones her gynecologist has prescribed do not seem to be helping with her maturation. With her parents, Arianna journeys to a lake house she’s not visited since since she was 3 years old, and old memories begin to resurface. When her parents return to the city for a few days, she stays behind to study for her exams. As the afternoons go by slowly and silently, Arianna’s investigation of her past also leads to an exploration of her body. An encounter with her young cousin Celeste — who has already lost her virginity and whose feminine figure is distinctly different than her own — pushes Arianna to confront the true nature of her sexuality. Variety lauds “Arianna” — which debuted at last year’s Venice film festival — as a “dreamy, heat-hazed character study,” offering particular praise to cinematographer Helene Louvart for “amplifying already ripe seasonal shades into dazzling jewel tones.”

2015
84 min.
Italian

Directed by

Carlo Lavagna

Country

Italy

Film Category

International Spotlight J. Kim & Sharon Tucci Italian Focus QFest LGBTQ Spotlight

Subject

Family Issues LGBTQ Women's Issues

Genre

Drama