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Viola, Franca

Directed by Marta Savina
Italy, 2016
Short, Drama


Sicily, 1965. When 17 year old Franca is pressured into marrying a jilted lover who kidnapped and raped her, she finds the strength to defy the status quo, and her act of defiance will set a precedent that will change Italian history forever. Based on a true story.

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Viola, Franca Directed by Marta Savina

Awards & Festivals

David di Donatello Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Short Film

Raindance Film Festival

2017 | Special Mention: Best Short of the Festival

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