Anna (45) forces her daughter Sofia (17) to help her with a cleaning service at a huge, isolated and uninhabited villa. Mother and daughter have a very conflictual relationship as it is, and events precipitate when Sofia intercepts Anna's secret, her repressed desire for Diego, the head of the workers, there to finish construction at the villa. In order to hurt her mother, the girl decides to seduce him, triggering a competition that will disrupt their relationship to a dramatic consequence.

Dirty is a debut of rare sensitivity and honesty, laying bare the most visceral and intimate feelings of its author and director, and bringing to the stage a story about bodies and relationships. The story deals with the conflictual relationship between a mother and a teenage daughter. The latter sets out to seduce the man for whom her mother has fallen in love, giving rise to a series of unexpected twists and turns, which in the end, will lead the two to rediscover a complicity and understanding they never imagined possible.Sporco's script carefully explores a relationship in which mother and daughter have ceased listening to each other and compromised mutual understanding, to the point that they hurt each other in order to get the attention they need. A complex and slippery emotional journey, which the authors render without censorship or judgment, recounting the dangerous consequences that can arise from the unheeded need to be seen. On the contrary, the setting 'sees' everything: a luxurious mansion with hidden cameras that the wealthy owners use to control employees without their knowledge. An overwhelming and disturbing control that weighs on the protagonists and puts their every glance and movement under a magnifying glass, emphasizing the psychological thriller atmosphere that pervades the entire story. At the same time, the highly evocative writing of the environment and sound effects shows a very personal authorial voice from the very first draft of the screenplay. In Dirty, a real world is skilfully portrayed, where harsh, at times irritating, and also for this reason extremely realistic characters move. In this scenario, the authors graft naturally, and in an unprecedented way, broader themes without making them the focus of the narrative. One example is the way in which the weight of one's social condition is recounted: on the one hand by choosing an original setting, namely the south of Switzerland, where the immigrants are all Italians, and on the other hand by choosing never to stage the counterbalance, namely the owners of the villa where the protagonists have to do their cleaning work. Giada Bossi and Massimo De Angelis bring a story idea that is a cue for an artistic reflection on family relationships, highlighting how little we know, and are willing to know, about those close to us and how traumatic it can be to finally come to understand ourselves. Giada Bossi's intimate and personal point of view, as well as her clear artistic vision for the project, combine with the writing expertise of Massimo De Angelis in a dynamic and promising collaboration.

Giada Bossi
Giada Bossi, Massimo De Angelis
Giada Bossi, Massimo De Angelis
Altri credits

Davide Mogna (Responsabile sviluppo). 

Elsinore Film
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Film Tv Development Fund - dicembre 2023
Last update: 04 March 2024