Alida Valli: In her own words

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  • Greek Title Αλίντα
  • English Title Alida Valli: In her own words
  • Original Title Alida
  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Italy
  • Duration: 104'
  • Director: Mimmo Verdesca
  • Scriptwriter: Mimmo Verdesca, Pierpaolo De Mejo
  • Cinematography: Federico Annicchiarico
  • Editing: Mimmo Verdesca
  • Music / Score: Andrea Lucarelli
  • Sound: Federico Tummolo
  • Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Alida Valli's voice), Dario Argento, Roberto Benigni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Antonio Calenda, Tatiana Farnese, Larry De Mejo, Debbie De Mejo, Maria Laura De Mejo, Pierpaolo De Mejo, Thierry Frémaux, Alida Gasperini, Marco Tullio Giordana, Carla Gravina, Felice Laudadio, Mariù Pascoli, Maurizio Ponzi, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Redgrave, Lilia Silvi, Piero Tosi, Margarethe von Trotta
  • Production: VeniceFilm
  • Co-production: Kublai Film
  • Awards: Cannes Classics
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Italian, English, French, Spanish
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Istituto Luce Cinecittà


The Italian director Mimmo Verdesca tells the story of the legendary star Alida Valli through the unpublished words of her letters and diaries, enriching it with other exclusive materials: photographs, family film in 8mm, new interviews with her sons, relatives, friends and collaborators, including Dario Argento, Roberto Benigni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Redgrave, Margarethe von Trotta, Thierry Frémaux among the others, and much more archive material from all over the world. The documentary film “Alida Valli: In Her Own Words” shows a complete and never before seen portrait of the life of a beautiful young girl from Pula who quickly became one of the most famous and beloved actresses of Italian and international cinema.

Mimmo Verdesca

Mimmo Verdesca (Molfetta, 1979) is an Italian filmmaker. He has worked in film, TV and theatre and since 2002 has collaborated with the likes of Maurizio Ponzi, Fabio Grossi and Ferzan Ozpetek. His first documentary “In Arte Lilia Silvi” (2011) won several awards, including a Nastro d'argento for Best Documentary. His sophomore documentary “Protagonisti per Sempre” (2015), went on to win the Gryphon Award for Best Documentary at the Giffoni FF.

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