We Want Roses Too

2007 / Switzerland, Italy / 85min

The film looks again at recent events from a female point of view, through the first-hand accounts provided by the diaries of three women. Rather than focusing on the alleged objectivity of facts, the film gives space to a chorus of voices that narrate those events in first person, visually supported by archival footage of the period, drawn from the most varied sources - institutional, public, militant and private. Anita, Teresa and Valentina come from different Italian regions and different social backgrounds, but share the same feelings: they no longer feel as part of a society based on the patriarchal family, on the power of "husbands" and on the supremacy of males, which requires them to be efficient mothers, obedient wives and virtuous daughters.



  • Original title
    Vogliamo anche le rose
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alina Marazzi
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Paola Agosti
  • Editing
    Ilaria Fraioli
  • Music
  • Sound
    Benedetto Atria, Francesca Genevois
  • Duration
    85 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
    ENG, ITA
  • Production
    MIR Cinematografica
    Via A. Anfossi 36
    20135 Milano
    tel: +39 02 37059000
    fax: +39 02 97069843
    e-mail: segreteria@mircinema.com
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