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Girlhood, Interrupted: Carolina Cavalli Set to Trace “The Kidnapping of Arabella”

Girlhood, Interrupted: Carolina Cavalli Set to Trace “The Kidnapping of Arabella”

After grabbing the international film festival circuit by storm with her directorial debut in Amanda (2022 Venice, TIFF) and to an extent Babak Jalali’s Fremont (2023 Sundance) as a co-scribe, Carolina Cavalli is now prepping her sophomore feature in Il Rapimento di Arabella (The Kidnapping of Arabella). Casting began a couple of weeks back for the young film’s lead. From what we understand, Benedetta Porcaroli will be re-teaming with the filmmaker but the protagonist’s role will be offering to the young female lead. Filming is set for Emilia Romagna region in August lining this up a potential Lido offering for 2025. Look for production details and further casting news in the weeks to come. Oscilloscope Laboratories just released Cavalli’s Amanda on home video.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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