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Nata Per Te (Born For You)

Nata Per Te (Born For You)

Nata Per Te (Born For You)

Dir. Fabio Mollo
113 min


Q&A with Director Fabio Mollo, connecting live from Italy

About the film

Nata per te is the true story of Luca Trapanese and Alba, a man and a newborn baby who desperately need each other, even though the world around them is not yet ready to see them together. 

The court of Naples is looking for a family willing to adopt Alba, a girl with Down Syndrome who has been left behind on the day of her birth. Luca is single with a compelling desire to be a father. How many "traditional" families will have to say no, and how much will Luca have to fight before he can be considered a suitable option?


Fabio Mollo is a director and writer who studied Visual Theory and Film History at the University of East London and filmmaking at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. For his first feature film Il Sud è niente, Mollo was nominated as Best New Director at the Nastri d’Argento and the Globi d’Oro. His second feature Il padre d’Italia received 8 nominations and 13 wins, including Best Performance for Isabella Ragonese at the Globi d’Oro, and for Luca Marinelli at Bif&st. After screening his first and second feature, IFF is proud to present the U.S. Premiere of his latest film Nata per te.


Film Details

Program: Italian Film Festival
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 113 min
Country/Region: Italy
Language: Italian
Print Source: Vision Distribution
Tags: Drama


Director: Fabio Mollo
Producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz, Francesca Longardi, Massimo Di Rocco, Luigi Napoleone
Cinematographer: Claudio Cofrancesco
Screenwriter: Furio Andreotti, Giulia Calenda, Fabio Mollo
Editor: Filippo Montemurro
Composer: Giorgio Giampa’
Principal Cast: Pierluigi Gigante, Teresa Saponangelo, Barbora Bobulova, Alessandro Piavani, Antonia Truppo, Iaia Forte.