Simple Women

by Chiara Malta

Simple Women


When struggling director Federica makes a film together with Elina, the icon of her youth, not all goes as planned. In the heat of the moment Federica has a fit of epilepsy that turns her mind inside out. Everything seems to blur, until almost magically, everything finds a new perspective.


Chiara Malta was born in Rome and has been living in Paris since 2002. She graduated with a degree in Film, Theater and Media Studies and then attended the Ateliers Varan. Her documentary Armando e la Politica (2008) premiered as the opening film at Turin Film Festival and was aired on ZDF and Arte. She has written and directed many shorts, mixing fiction, animation, and documentary, including L’Isle, J’Attends Une femme, L’Amour à Trois. With her short Les Yeux du Renard, she has started a reflection on childhood, tinted with magical realism. Simple Women, which she developed as a Villa Medici resident artist in Rome, is her first feature film.


2019: Simple Women
2017: Histoire de Stefano (short)
2015: L’existence selon Gabriel (short)
2012: Les Yeux du Renard (short)
2010: J’Attends une femme (short); L’Amour à trois (short)
2008: Armando and Politics (Documentary)
2006: L’Isle (short)


Jasmine Trinca
Elina Löwensohn


Director Chiara Malta
Screenplay Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach and Marco Pettenello
Cinematography Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editing Ioachim Stroe, Giogiò Franchini
Music Olivier Mellano
Production design Massimiliano Nocente
Costumes Loredana Buscemi
Sound engeneering Gianluca Scarlata
Sound mixing Riccardo Spagnol
Producers Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa
Co-producer Ada Solomon

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 85 min.
original language Italian, English, Romanian

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