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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1988 - 30 July.7 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1988

Martina, twelve years old, lives in the Rome's zoo, because her father is the guardian. She spends all the days in the garden living strictly in contact with the zoo's animals. Anyway she feels alone. One day she meets and becomes friend with a young Slavic escaped from a gypsy camp. He is in request by the police. When the police arrive searching for the kid, they both run away riding an elephant!

Original Title Zoo
Italian Title Zoo
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film, Fiction
Duration 92'
Production Year 1988
Nationality Italy
Directed by Cristina Comencini
Screenplay Cristina Comencini, Francesca Melandri
Music Marco Werba
Main cast Asia Argento, Daniel Olbrychski, Louis Ducreux, Victor Poletti

 regista cristina comenciniCRISTINA COMENCINI

Cristina Comencini was born in Rome in 1956. Her father was the Italian director Luigi Comencini and with him she began her career as a screenwriter, co-writing Il matrimonio di Caterina (1982), Buon Natale... Buon anno (1989), Quattro storie di donne (1986), Cuore and La Storia.
Graduated in Economics, she made her debut as a movie director in 1988 with Zoo.