Let's Hope It's a Girl

Speriamo che sia femmina, internationally released as Let's Hope It's a Girl, is a 1986 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli. For this film Monicelli was awarded with a David di Donatello for Best Director and a Nastro d'Argento in the same category. The film also won the David di Donatello for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Producer, Best Editing and Best Script.[1]

Let's Hope It's a Girl
Directed byMario Monicelli
Produced byGiovanni Di Clemente
Written byMario Monicelli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Tullio Pinelli
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyCamillo Bazzoni
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Distributed byClemi Film
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)
Running time
120 minutes


Elena Leonardi abandoned her husband and left Rome. While she lives with her daughters and other relatives in the Tuscany region, her husband dies in a car accident. The grieving daughters blame their mother and decide to return to Rome. But, unforeseen twists and turns prevent that from happening. In the end the family reunites and continues to live together in the countryside.



  1. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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