The Macaluso Sisters (Le sorelle Macaluso)

The Macaluso Sisters (Le sorelle Macaluso)

Born in Palermo, playwright, theater director, and actor Emma Dante adapted her second feature from her own acclaimed stage play about five orphaned sisters who, in a turn of autofiction, cohabitate in the filmmaker’s hometown in Sicily. A timeless piece about the joys, growths, and reconnections that define our lives, The Macaluso Sisters world premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it received positive reviews and cemented Dante as a cross-disciplinary artist to watch.  

DIRECTED BY: Emma Dante. WRITTEN BY: Emma Dante, Giorgio Vasta, Elena Stancanelli. WITH: Alissa Maria Orlando, Susanna Piraino, Anita Pomario, Eleonora De Luca. 2020. 94 min. Italy. Color. Italian. DCP. Courtesy of Cinecittà.

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