Official | Update : 13.02.18 . 3:38 PM

UN CERTAIN REGARD RENDEZ-VOUS - Misunderstood by Asia Argento

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Asia Argento © AFP / BL

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Asia Argento © AFP / BL

Eccentric film-maker Asia Argento makes her debut in the Cannes selection with her fourth feature film, Misunderstood (Incompresa). Charlotte Gainsbourg co-stars alongside 13-year-old Giulia Salerno in the leading role as Aria. Ignored by self-centred parents who are too busy to argue, the little girl leaves home to wander the streets carrying nothing but her few possessions and her cat.

 


Still from the film © Stefano Lachetti

 

Tell us how this film happened.

I was working on another film but not really committed. But there were three pages I found impressive. They described a little girl who is thrown out by her parents. With nowhere to go she wanders the streets of Rome with her suitcase and her black cat in a carrier. My friend and co-screenwriter Barbara Alberti was struck by the image and we started working on a script based on that idea.


What was the highlight of the shoot for you? 
My 12-year-old daughter Anna-Lou’s debut. She’d never acted in a film before. She’s the sixth generation in our family of film-makers.
 

Can you tell us about your next project?
I’m working on a script for a film set in early 1990s Detroit. The birth of techno, the decline of the Motor City. I love working with young actors.

 

What types of films have influenced you?
Melodramas full of plot twists. Fassbinder, above all, is ingrained in my subconscious.
 


SCREENINGS

Thursday 22nd May / Debussy Theatre / 2 pm - 10 pm
>>Go to interactive calendar

 

Share the page
MISUNDERSTOOD
Un Certain Regard

INCOMPRESA

Asia ARGENTO

ITALY, FRANCE - 2014

01:50

Focus

The same day

Official Released on 22.05.14

UN CERTAIN REGARD RENDEZ-VOUS - Misunderstood by Asia Argento

Separate addresses with a comma * * * Required fields
Official22.05.14

UN CERTAIN REGARD RENDEZ-VOUS - Misunderstood by Asia Argento

Separate addresses with a comma * * * Required fields
.

.

.

12 : 06 : 34 : 57
From May 14 to 25, keep up with the 72nd

Festival de Cannes on its dedicated event website

By continuing to navigate our website,
you accept cookies being used and saved on your device, notably for promotional and/or advertising purposes, within the limits of our privacy protection policy.