Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

As her brief but explosive filmography as a director keeps growing, Asia Argento seems to be setting up a sort of (false) autobiography, both personal and artistic: from the nightmares of the lead actress in Scarlet Diva (2000) to the terrible mother of The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004), including the always optimist –but suffered– little heroine girl of Misunderstood. This time, Asia again describes childhood as a battle field: little Aria (a surprising performance by Giulia Salerno) spends her days putting up with her terrible parents but also a series a people more interested in their bohemian lives rather than what actually happens around them. With saturated colors and characters constantly on the verge of an nervous breakdown, Misunderstood is inscribed within the area of melodrama, but it does so with a sloppy, fast tone, as if it was a punk version of the genre. Speaking of influences, we should remember Abel Ferrara –who once said: “We all love Asia”–and agree with him after watching this film. MA

Section: Panorama
Saturday 25 - 21:45 h
Village Recoleta Room: 1
Tickets sold out

Spanish title: Incomprendida
English title: Misunderstood
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 103
Seconds: 0


D: A. Argento  

G: A. Argento, B. Alberti  

F: N. Pecorini  

E: F. Barbieri  

DA: E. F. di Napoli  

S: T. Morganti  

M: B. Molko, A. Argento, J. Marlon Magas, G. Weinzaepflen, J. Pearson, L. Henshaw, G. Serbian  

P: L. Mieli, M. Gianani, E. Heumann, M. Kantor  

PE: G. De Laurentiis  

CP: Wilside, Paradis Films, Orange Studio  


G. Salerno, C. Gainsbourg, G. Garko, C. Poccioni, A. Lou Castoldi


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Asia Argento Italia

She was born in Rome, Italy, in 1975. She is the daughter of actress Daria Nicolodi and director, producer and screenwriter Dario Argento, with whom she worked at the start of her acting career in Trauma (1993). She won the David di Donatello award for Best Actress twice. Her works as a director include Scarlett Diva (2000) and The Heart Is Deceitf...

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