Giulia Pietrozzini is a screenwriter, playwright and performer. She studied screenwriting with a scholarship at the Anac (National Association of Cinema Authors) and narrative at the Minimum Fax publishing house.
DOR, written with Valeria Testagrossa, was selected by the Lazio Region, the MIC (Italian Ministry of Culture) and Berlinale Talent for the development of the screenplay. With the movie subject of the animated film MIAOUI she was awarded for the value of the project by the Roma Lazio Film Commission. She wrote and directed the play IPPOTERAPIA (with Chantal Gori and Giulio Maroncelli), which was reviewed by ‘Teatro e Critica’ as a piece on unveiling through dialogue: classic and fun, the crisis of the couple comes slowly, almost out of nowhere, from small misunderstandings; a beautiful “dance”.
She is part of the artistic and performative research group Svelate, headed by actress Silvia Gallerano.
Gioia (80) was a very famous pianist. She
lives in Rome with Ana, her fifty-year-old Romanian caretaker. They share a very precise routine and their relationship consists in
long silences and sharp remarks. But behind the protective barrier, the two women share many intimate moments and have an ironic complicity. One day, Gioia wakes up to find Ana has disappeared mysteriously and this event completely changes her life. She experiences all the stages of abandon, from anger to despondency. Ana would never have left without telling her. Or did she? Gioia waits, but at one point it is clear: she is not coming back.
For the first time in many years, Gioia leaves her home. She gets on a bus filled with people who don’t speak Italian and, while facing the challenges of a very long journey, she seems to plunge in a world in which everything reminds her of Ana. She realises how little she had observed and as a memory puzzle the pieces come together. Gioia experiences an intense transformation before reconnecting with her deepest need.