Barbara Adesso

Barbara Adesso

Press Kit

Barbara Adesso

a film by Alessandra Gavin-Müller
Switzerland 2018, 80′, o.v. Italian, sbt. English

Festivals & Awards

54. Solothurner Filmtage, 2019 – Panorama Schweiz
OtherMovie Lugano Film-Festival, 2019 – Special mention to the director
Hollywood Women’s Film Festival, 2020, Pacific Palisades (USA)


Barbara, a woman in her 40ies, leaves child and husband, traceless. She calls herself out of the family life, believing that her husband Giuliano is more adequate, as there is no mother instinct to rescue her. The story starts here and tells how Barbara tries to come to terms with her drastic action and how Giuliano faces the new situation. Is this one of the new female identities we deny or refuse to see?



Cristina Zamboni, Guliano Gavin, Anna Gavin

Directed by:

Alessandra Gavin-Müller


Tiziana Soudani, Michela Pini and Gabriella de Gara for Amka Films Productions


Alessandro Marcionni for RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

With the support of:

FilmPlus Fund of Southern Switzerland
Republic and Canton of Ticino

HD Pictures