Project Description


Directed by Elisa Amoruso
2013, Italy
70’, Colore, HD

Pino is a mechanic and a rally rides champion, who decides to become a woman, and names himself Beatrice. As a transgender, he meets Marianna, a nurse from Romenia who’s taking care of Pino’s old mother. Beatrice and Marianna fall in love and manage to get married in Rome, fighting society and prejudice, both dressed as brides.
OFF ROAD is an Italian love story, an unsurfaced road to become an unconventional family, in a too conventional country.

Direction and script: Elisa Amoruso
Produced by: Alfredo Covelli, Roberto De Paolis, Carolina Levi
Production companies: MEPRODUCODASOLO, in association with A FILMS and TANGRAM FILM
World Sales: FANDANGO
Italian Sales: Cinecittà Istituto Luce
Editing: Chiara Griziotti
Cinematography: Giorgio Horn and Martina Cocco
Art Direction: Roberta Iaci
Sound: Fabio Fortunati
Original Music: Ratchev & Carratello

With: Giuseppe Della Pelle (Beatrice), Marianna Dadiloveanu, Daniele Acciobanidei

Rome International Film Festival, Prospettive Doc Award 2013 - Special Mention
16^ Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Images of the 21st Century 2014 – In competition
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, Maguey Award 2014 – In competition
London’S Italian Film Festival – Cinema Made In Italy 2014
Cinema Italiano Visto da Milano 2014 – Audience Award
Transilvania International Film Festival 2014 – In competition
Outview Festival 2014 – In competition
Dok Fest Munich 29, Dok Panorama 2014 – In competition
Boston LGBT Film Festival, Documentary Features 2014 – In competition
Frameline – San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Festival  2104 – In competition