Barbara adesso

Barbara adesso

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

Festivals & Prizes

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, Giuliano Gavin, Anna Gavin, Roberto Molo, Margherita Coldesina, Tommaso Carnabucci, Erik Bernasconi, Margherita Schoch, Noa e Riccardo Gatti, Roberto Albin
Alessandra Gavin-Müller
Ariel Salati
Samuela Rinaldi
Roberto Pianca
Original music:
"Barbara theme song" music by Roberto Pianca and Pamela Méndez
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.