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streaming > Magari (If Only) by Ginevra Elkann



streaming > Magari (If Only) by Ginevra Elkann

Our Cinema Italiano: A Better Way to Stay Home is back with “Magari” (If Only), an heartwarming portrait of childhood and family, which opened the Locarno Film Festival in 2019. Expected tension and unexpected fun arise when three kids of divorced parents visit their unreliable father. The feature debut of filmmaker Ginevra Elkann, based on her own childhood experiences, “Magari” is a sentimental comedy starring award winning actors Alba Rohrwacher and Riccardo Scamarcio

Vivacious eight-year-old Alma prays secretly for the reunion of her divorced parents over one unforgettable winter night in this brisk, instantly appealing family drama. Torn between France and Italy, Alma and her two older brothers are shipped off by their pregnant – and very Catholic – mother to spend time with their father, a struggling screenwriter whose parenting skills also lack finesse. What unfolds to everyone’s surprise is a freewheeling season of beach outings, daytrips to Rome and joyrides with a gang of cooler, older kids, one of whom Alma falls for and fantasizes about their future marriage alongside the day her parents will renew their vows.


Directed by Ginevra Elkann
Italy, 2019, 104’
Film in Italian with English subtitles


PREVIEW (via YouTube)


Registration   (available September 17-20)

PLEASE NOTE:  Streaming is available between 10:30 AM (ET) on September 17, 2021 and 10:30 PM (ET) on September 20, 2021 for up to 500 users (capacity). After unlocking the film, you have 24hrs to start viewing, and from the time you begin watching, an additional 24hrs to complete it. All streaming will end at 10:30 PM on September 20th, so, please plan the time you start watching accordingly.

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ginevra elkann


Ginevra Elkann was born in London in 1979, and has lived in England, France and Brazil. She graduated in Visual Communication from the American University of Paris and holds a Master’s in Film Making from the London Film School. She was assistant to Bernardo Bertolucci on Besieged (1998), and currently chairs the production companies Asmara Films and Good Films. Magari (If Only) is her directorial feature debut.



Date: From Friday, September 17, 2021 to Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: At 3:04 pm

Organized by : Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington

Entrance : Free