The Sicilian Girl

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Based on the true story of Rita Atria and Judge Paolo Borsellino, The Sicilian Girl is the dramatic retelling of Atria’s story: how a 17-year-old Sicilian whose father and brother were both Mafia members (and victims) breaks the vow of silence that enshrouds that world, and gives evidence to famed anti-mafia judge Borselino. Drawing upon […]

Based on the true story of Rita Atria and Judge Paolo Borsellino, The Sicilian Girl is the dramatic retelling of Atria’s story: how a 17-year-old Sicilian whose father and brother were both Mafia members (and victims) breaks the vow of silence that enshrouds that world, and gives evidence to famed anti-mafia judge Borselino. Drawing upon Rita’s extensive diaries, director Marco Amenta tells her story, beginning in Sicily in 1985. A small child experiences her beloved father as a respected member of the community, a man to whom the neighbors turn for help when a rapacious landlord orders their eviction,. Soon after, he’s shot dead in the sun drenched village square as his daughter looks on. Six years later, her brother is murdered. In court, Rita’s words are denounced as “the ravings of a fantatical adolescent bent on revenge”. But are they?

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