Marianna Ucrìa

Marianna Ucrìa is a 1997 Italian drama film directed by Roberto Faenza. It was entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

Marianna Ucrìa
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Directed byRoberto Faenza
Written byDacia Maraini
Roberto Faenza
StarringEmmanuelle Laborit
Music byEnnio Morricone
Franco Piersanti
CinematographyTonino Delli Colli
Edited byRoberto Perpignani
Release date
  • July 1997 (1997-07) (Moscow)
Running time
108 minutes


In Sicily, in the first half of the eighteenth century, the twelve-year-old Marianna Ucrìa was taken by her grandfather to watch a hanging, in the hope that the show could make her recover from silence. But all is in vain. Marianna does not speak and does not hear. She is thus induced by her mother to marry her uncle Pietro and, when she reaches sixteen, she has already given birth to three children. Having become a young woman, she welcomes the visit of Grass, a French instructor who initiates her to sign language and introduces her to the Enlightenment philosophical ideas that move around Europe. When her husband dies, Marianna finds herself having to manage her life and relationships with others. She thus demonstrates that she has acquired a strong personality that allows her to govern relationships with easement and an important romantic relationship with the brother of her servant Fila. By now a mature and conscious woman, Marianna is able to understand the terrible secret that had been hidden to her: her silence came from the trauma caused by the sexual violence suffered by her uncle Pietro.


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  1. ^ "20th Moscow International Film Festival (1997)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.

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