Anita Ekberg is the quintessential diva, symbol of an era famous as “la dolce vita”. But Anita’s life was anything but “dolce; her story, is the story of an actress devoured by her own icon.
What would a contemporary star feel if she were to portray Anita? How would she feel in the shoes of a woman who was destroyed by her own success, struggling with ghosts, doubts and circumstances that led to her demise?
Alternating archive footage of Anita with the story of a contemporary star as Monica Bellucci who is offered the chance to play Anita in a movie, digging through this woman’s story, she retraces her exceptional life, frailties and chooses, reflecting on what it feels like to be an icon.
What key decisions a contemporary diva faces in order not to fall into oblivion?

  • In-house producer: Michael Sevholt
  • Grading: Fateh Shams
  • DCP: Christer Engström
  • Director: Antongiulio Panizzi
  • Producer: Marco Alessi and Marta Tagliavia
  • Cinematographer: Alessandro Chiodo
  • Editor: Danilo Galli
  • Production Company: Dugong Films
2021 Dugong Films Coproductions, Feature Film, Documentary Film