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Gesù è morto per i peccati degli altri

MARIA ARENA
ITALY 84′
Screenplay: Maria Arena, Josella Porto
Cinematography: Fabrizio La Palombara
Editing: Antonio Lizzio
Sound: Carmelo Sfogliano
Production: Invisible Film

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Franchina, Meri, Marcella, Santo, Totino and Wonder are transexuals who work as prostitutes in the San Berillo area of Catania; among them there is also a woman, Alessia. Encouraged by the local administration to imagine a different future for themselves, the transexuals begin to attend a care-taking course.

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Maria Arena was born in Catania but lives and works in Milan where she graduated in Philosophy and attended a post-graduation course in Filmmaking at Milan Civic Polytechnic. As a director, she made short films (Prima della prima, Ceremony, Deserto Grigio, Io/la religione del mio tempo, Perfection, Viaggiatore Solitario), music videos (Mario Biondi, Mario Venuti, The Dining Rooms, Peter Sellers and THP), video installations (Camera del sonno, Due o tre cose che so di lei), performances (Promise, Io ho fatto tutto questo/dedicato a Goliarda Sapienza, Democrazia, Del Purgatorio). She teaches Digital Video at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania and at the Academy of Brera in Milan.