Meet Monica Mazzitelli

Director Biography

“My biggest success so far is a documentary that I filmed in Africa, called “Dignity”. It is dedicated to some orphan girls who live in a center in a depressed area of Mozambique, striving for their future. It has been selected by over 60 international festivals and it won over 10 awards.
I have directed some narrative short films (the most important ones “Midsommar” and “The Coltrane Code”, that also won many awards) and some music videos. Among them those for the Swedish jazz act Daniel Karlsson Trio, that also competed in international festivals.”

The Wedding Cake

A young woman is forced to become a prostitute in order to settle her ex-husband’s debts. Her destiny is narrated through Playmobil figurines and a wedding cake that disappears along with the woman’s illusions.