Italian Cultural Institute
August 16, 2017
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008


The biography of one of Italy’s most notorious and divisive journalists and thinkers is brought to life in L’Oriana (Oriana Fallaci) by director Marco Turco. Initially made as a miniseries for Italian TV, it was also released in Italian cinemas as a 106-minute film two weeks before it aired.

In one of her last trips back to Italy, Oriana decides to re-organize her journalistic and photographic materials stored for years in the old family home in the Tuscan countryside. To do so, she contacts the University of Florence who sends an aspiring journalist named Lisa. Lisa is well intentioned, but has no specific skills or qualifications. She simply accepted the job to get better acquainted with Fallaci, whom she considers an idol. A complex relationship ensues between the two, in which Oriana’s battle against death intertwines with Lisa’s battle for life.


Director: Marco Turco
Italy 2015, 106 min
Film in Italian with English subtitles

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