Film Poster - fragment from promotional material on official Facebook page
CAIRO – 14 February 2018: Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center will be screening Italian film “We Want Roses Too” on Sunday.
Thousands of female textile workers in Massachusetts protested in 1912, chanting, “We want bread, but we want roses.” The film portrays the liberation movement in Italy between the 1960s and 1970s through archives and animation. The presented footage shows three Italian women fighting in different battles.
The first woman is Anita, whose greatest challenge was her domineering father’s strict rules. The second woman is Teresa, who was forced into a painful abortion, while Valentina is a militant feminist who gets stuck between love and commitment.
The film is written and directed by Alina Marazzi, who is known as one of the most pioneering of Italian documentary makers in the rising generation. She participated with her award-winning film in several local and international festivals. Her filmmaking career is mainly based on documenting many significant social and historical events, according to the Women Making Films website.
The film stars Anita Caprioli, known for several films, such as “The Immature” (2011); Teresa Saponangelo, known for “Come Undone” (2010); and Valentina Carnelutti, known for “The Best of Youth”.
“We Want Roses Too” participated in many international festivals, such as the International Documentary Film Festival, Amersterdam, International Film Festival di Locarno, It’s All True Int'l Doc Film Festival, Brazil and BFI London Film Festival, among others.