Italy | 2024 | 106 min. | Margherita Vicario

In Italian singer-songwriter Margherita Vicario’s beautiful and intense feature directorial debut, the mute maid at a Baroque-era, Venetian musical institute for girls discovers she’s a natural at the pianoforte and inspires the girls in her charge as they prepare for a visit from the Pope.

Director Margherita Vicario scheduled to attend May 12 and 13 screenings.

“One would need a tough skin not to be won over by the mischievous musical anachronism at the heart of Gloria! and the chemistry of the young female cast that delivers it.”—Lee Marshall, Screen Daily

Rebellion, anarchy, and pop music; dismantling the patriarchy has never sounded so good! A group of women in 18th century Venice will use their musical talents to break free of their systematic confinement in this energetic historical musical dramedy. A rigid Italian musical institute is given a loud awakening when a young woman with extraordinary talent creates a musical uprising. While the lovely costumes and elegant cinematography will catch your eye, it’s your ears that are in for a treat! Cinema and music merge together beautifully in Gloria! With music forming the narrative language that both unites and bonds the women together to create a new type of joyful harmony. The result is an uplifting, feminist-focused film created by renowned Italian pop singer and songwriter Margherita Vicario in her feature directorial debut. Strongly inspired by the invisible women in musical history who have been written out of the margins, this movie dares you not to tap your toes.

—Sandra Woolf

  • Director: Margherita Vicario
  • Principal Cast: Galatéa Bellugi, Carlotta Gamba, Veronica Lucchesi, Maria Vittoria Dallasta, Sara Mafodda
  • Premiere Status: North American
  • Country: Italy, Switzerland
  • Year: 2024
  • Running Time: 106 min.
  • Producer: Valeria Jamonte, Manuela Melissano, Carlo Cresto-Dina, Katrin Renz, Paolo del Brocco
  • Screenplay: Margherita Vicario, Anita Rivaroli,
  • Cinematographers: Gianluca Rocco Palma
  • Editors: Christian Marsiglia
  • Music: Margherita Vicario, Davide Pavanello
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Rai Cinema International