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Vergine Giurata (Sworn Virgin), a film by Laura Bispuri

  • Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

In anticipation of the screening of her latest movie Figlia Mia (Daughter of Mine) at Filmfest DC on April 24,  the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to invite you to the screening of Vergine Giurata (Sworn Virgin). Director Laura Bispuri, award winning actress Alba Rohrwacher, and journalist Laura Delli Colli will meet the audience for a conversation and Q&A session on both Vergine Giurata and Figlia Mia at the Embassy of Italy on April 23rd. 


Vergine Giurata (Sworn Virgin) follows a young woman named Hana who lives in an Albanian village ruled by men, and she takes an oath of eternal virginity to live as a “sworn virgin” becoming Mark, so she can live free as a man. Years later, restless and feeling imprisoned by his choice, Mark leaves for Italy to visit his sister and family. There, he explores the unexpected pleasures of attraction and the body and decides to abandon Mark, rediscovering herself (himself) as Hana, to become a new and liberated person.

Director: Laura Bispuri
Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania in partnership with Kosovo, 2015, 90 min
Film in Albanian and Italian with English Subtitles


Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008