Italy 2014 – color – 106′


Direction: Riccardo Milani

Screenplay: Giulia Calenda, Paola Cortellesi, Riccardo Milani, Furio Andreotti

Photography: Saverio Guarna

Editing: Patrizia Ceresani

Set design: Maurizio Leonardi

Music: Andrea Guerra

Costumes: Alberto Moretti

Cast: Paola Cortellesi, Raoul Bova, Marco Bocci, Corrado Fortuna, Lunetta Savino, Ennio Fantastichini, Cesare Bocci, Stefania Rocca, Federica De Cola, Felice Farina

Producers: Fulvio e Federica Lucisano

Production: IIF Italian International Film, Rai Cinema




Serena is an extraordinarily talented architect . After a series of professional successes abroad, she decided to return to Italy, because she loved her country. But during her adventurous job search she had to face the fact that being a woman doesn’t help. So she decided to pass herself off as a man… Meanwhile she met Francesco, a handsome and charming boy, pretty much the ideal partner, were it not that he didn’t fancy women… Serena and Francesco had an intense and perfect relationship: the two had to share secrets and deceptions because, at times, in order to be yourself, you’d better pretend to be someone else…




“Paola Cortellesi has been working on her first screenplay (s) behind the scenes: behind the spontaneous joy of the film and its hilarious gags, full of misunderstandings, that make it a truly funny comedy; behind Raoul Bova who enjoys playing with his charming look. Behind all this lies the actress’ real life: the time she decided to take up writing , the day she entered the magical world of show business or simply anytime she felt transparent in front of male interlocutors and suffered discrimination, as it is still the case with any woman trying to step into the world of work.” (Carola Proto,




2015 Festival del Cinema Italiano di Tokyo

2015 Los Angeles-Italia