78th Venice International Film Festival
Best Script at Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori 2021
European Cinema Label at Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori 2021

CALIFORNIE
dir. Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman – 81 min. – fiction
Italy, 2021

CREDITS

Director: Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman
Production: Ang Film with Rai Cinema
Producers: Damiano Ticconi
Cast: Khadija Jaafari, Ikram Jaafari, Maria Amato

SYNOPSIS

Jamila is an exuberant Moroccan girl with street smarts, who seems to have enormous potential to achieve great things – or else trigger mega-disasters. Californie follows her day in and day out from age 9 to 14, in the small town in southern Italy where she lives, to reconstruct the fascinating personal journey Jamila undertakes – setbacks and detours included – to find her place in the world.