Giovanna's Father

Giovanna's Father (Italian: Il papĂ  di Giovanna) is a 2008 Italian drama film directed by Pupi Avati.

Giovanna's Father
Directed byPupi Avati
Written byPupi Avati
Antonio Avati
StarringSilvio Orlando
Francesca Neri
Alba Rohrwacher
Release date
  • August 31, 2008 (2008-08-31) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
104 minutes


In Bologna in the late 1930s, Michele Casali (Silvio Orlando) teaches design at the same institute where his daughter Giovanna (Alba Rohrwacher) studies. Michele is a loving father, but overprotective. He does not recognize the mental health problems of his daughter and cannot save her when she is committed to a mental institution after killing her best friend.


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