by Susanna Nicchiarelli
Assisi, 1211. Chiara is eighteen years old and one night she runs away from home to join her friend Francesco: from that moment on her life changes forever. With charisma and conviction she breaks free from her family's constraints and stands up to the Pope himself. For herself, for the women who join her and for her dream of freedom. The story of a Saint. The story of a girl and her revolution.
Susanna Nicchiarelli was born in Rome in 1975. Philosophy graduate with a PhD at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, in 2004 she graduates in Film Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. After a few shorts and documentaries, in 2009 she directs her first film, Cosmonauta, winner of Controcampo at the Venice Film Festival, followed by the Discovery of Dawn (2012), Nico, 1988 (2017), Best Film in Orizzonti, and Miss Marx, main competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2020. Chiara is her fifth film.