I Told You So

by Ginevra Elkann

I Told You So


It’s a January weekend in Rome, when a sudden heat wave arrives disrupting the peace. In this surreal climate, people and animals start losing control. It’s the beginning of a whole new chapter: suddenly, people are confronted with the things they have been carefully avoiding through their ordinary daily routines, be it food, sex, drugs, religion, or excessive romance. They can no longer escape - they must push through the heat, be transformed by it in its own voice and pace.


Ginevra Elkann is an Italian/French director/producer born in London in 1979, she has lived in England, France and Brazil.
She holds a BA in Visual Communications from the American University in Paris and a MA in Film Making from the London Film School.
She founded Asmara Films in 2010.
In 2009 she produced Frontier Blues, the feature length debut of Iranian director Babak Jalali, screened in competition at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival.
She produced White Shadow from director Noaz Deshe in 2013 and Cloro from director Lamberto Sanfelice in 2014. She also executive produced Short Skin, the debut film by director Duccio Chiarini in 2014.
In 2018 she produced LAND directed by Babak Jalali which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section the same year.

In 2019 she made her directorial debut with the feature film Magari, which premiered as opening film at the Locarno Film Festival and was screened in the official selection at the Turin Film Festival


2023 I Told You So

2020 If Only


Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Valeria Golino,
Alba Rohrwacher
Riccardo Scamarcio
Greta Scacchi
Danny Huston



Director, Screenwriter: Ginevra Elkann,
Screenwriter: Chiara Barzini
Screenwriter: Ilaria Bernardini
DOP: Vladan Radovic
Editor: Desideria Rayner
Production Design: Roberto De Angelis
Sound: Vincenzo Urselli
Original Score: Riccardo Senigallia

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