Laura Bispuri

Born in 1977. After a degree in Cinema at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Laura Bispuri was selected to attend the direction and production school “Fandango Lab Workshop”. With her short film Passing Time she won the David Donatello Award (Italian Oscars) for Best Short Film in 2010. With the other short film, Biondina, she was awarded in 2011 with Nastro d‘Argento (Top Italian Film Critics Award) as “Rising Talent of the Year”.

Sworn Virgin is her first feature film that in development’s phase was selected by the Cannes Film Festival’s “Atelier de la Cinéfondation”, by “New Cinema Network” (international co-production market) at the Rome Film Festival’s International Project Workshop, by Les Ateliers d’Angers of Jeanne Moreau and by The Venice Film Festival’s “Gap Financing”. In 2015, the film was selected in official competition at the Berlin Film Festival, won the Nora Ephron Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the 2015 Golden Gate Prize for Best New Director at the San Francisco International Film Festival and the 2015 Firebird Prize of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.