Benedetta, an obese fifteen-year-old yearning for attention, lives in a tawdry province in the south of Italy, emblematic of her inner landscape where everything could be and yet is not.

She falls in love with Armando, aka Amanda, a young transvestite who is attracted to the young girl's innocence and begins an unhealthy relationship of mutual dependence with her. Amanda runs a carousel at the fair across the street from Benedetta's house, and the girl is magnetically drawn to this colorful and exciting world. But Amanda not only runs the carousel, she's also a call boy and sells drugs.

Between intoxication and family rebellion and the discovery of sex - a great disappointment - she completes her rite of passage into adulthood.


Feature film in post production


Maria Teresa Venditti
Luca de Bei


Chiara Bellosi


tempesta, Italien​


Carlo Cresto-Dina
Valeria Jamonte
Katrin Renz

Funding Switzerland

Bundesamt für Kultur BAK
RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

Funding Italy

RAI Cinema
Lazio innova
Istituto Luce Cinecittà
Tax Credit Italia