Emma Dante


Italian writer, film director and actress. She wrote, directed and starred in the 2013 film A Street in Palermo. In recent years she has directed numerous operas, including Richard Strauss’s Feuersnot and Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Her theatre piece, Le sorelle Macaluso, premiered in 2014, winning a series of awards. She became director of Biondo Theatre in Palermo the same year.


Films by this director

Macaluso Sisters

(Le sorelle Macaluso, Italy, 2020)

Directed by: Emma Dante
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gherardo Gossi

Sisters Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella live alone in a suburb of Palermo. They make a living by renting pigeons for various ceremonies and festivities. One very ordinary day, Antonella dies at the beach. Her death will completely upend the relationships between the sisters and affect the rest of their lives. As time goes by, the sisters change. This touching adaptation of the director’s award-winning theatre play is a family chronicle of time, transience, memory, lasting things...

color, 89'
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