Italian Golden Globe-winning director Marco Turco brings the life of the famous and determined Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci into focus in this fascinating biopic which follows the uncompromising reporter on assignments around the world.
In one of her last trips back to Italy, Oriana (played by a breathtaking Vittoria Puccini) decides to re-organise her journalistic and photographic materials stored for years in the old family home in the Tuscan countryside. She enlists the help of an aspiring journalism student named Lisa who accepts the job to get better acquainted with Oriana, whom she considers an idol. While going through the archival materials, Oriana’s memories and long-forgotten emotions come flooding back, revealing her changeable work and personal life. From the Vietnam War on one side of the world, to Pakistan, to Iran, the journalist recounts details to Lisa, and gradually, a complex relationship ensues between the two.
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