Daughter of Mine

by Laura Bispuri

Daughter of Mine


10-year-old Vittoria's summer will be one of two mothers to challenge, to hate, to love and to forgive. Shy Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving good mother Tina. But their quiet Sardinian life will be upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away because of financial troubles, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria. Tina agrees, comforted by the idea that the woman will soon be leaving town. Searching for something deep and inexplicable, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together against Tina's will...

DAUGHTER OF MINE is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers. A story of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds.


Laura Bispuri's first feature film SWORN VIRGIN premiered in Competition at the Berlinale in 2015. It was presented in more than 80 festivals worldwide and received numerous awards, including the prestigious Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Golden Gate New Directors Prize in San Francisco, the Firebird Award in Hong Kong, the FIPRESCI in Krakow and a Globo d'Oro, assigned by the Italian Foreign Press Association. The film was also included in the renowned "New Authors" section of the AFI Festival in Los Angeles.

After earning a degree in Cinema at 'La Sapienza' University of Rome, Laura Bispuri's short film PASSING TIME won the David di Donatello Award for Best Short Film in 2010 and was selected as one of the best international shorts by France's Académie des César. Her next short BIONDINA was awarded Italy's Nastro d'Argento Award for Most Promising director.




Valeria Golino - Tina
Alba Rohrwacher - Angelica
Sara Casu - Vittoria
Udo Kier - Bruno
Michele Carboni - Umberto


directed by Laura Bispuri
story and screenplay Francesca Manieri, Laura Bispuri
produced by Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa, Maurizio Totti and Alessandro Usai, Viola Fügen and Michael Weber, Dan Wechsler
cinematography Vladan Radovic
editing Carlotta Cristiani
original music Nando Di Cosimo
costumes Antonella Cannarozzi
production design Ilaria Sadun
sound engineering Stefano Campus
sound design Emil Klotzsch
sound mixing Denis Séchaud

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 100 min.
original language Italian

original title Figlia Mia

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