Michela Straniero was born in Rome on January 12, 1990. After her primary education, she attended the classical high school Virgilio where she graduated in 2009. From 2009-2010, she studied at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome, where she graduated in Classical Literature in December 2013. In the same year, she was admitted to the three-year training in screenwriting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where she graduated in December 2015. Since then, she has been working as a screenwriter for film and television. In 2017, she won the Franco Solinas Award for "Best Subject" with the film Lo e il Secco.

Elvira, l'une d'eux

Anna, a young Neapolitan film student, daughter of a repentant jailbird and a witness for the law, gets lost one summer night at a rave party. Afraid of being pursued by her father's enemies, whom she thinks she recognizes in the crowd, she hides in an unusual camp of nomadic acrobats who raise horses. With the idea of not returning home for fear of being killed, Anna decides to stay with her "new friends" and follow them to France for the famous Camargue nomad festival at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, beginning an adventurous and dangerous journey in search of her true identity.After the initial mistrust, the Gypsies have become family to Anna. Going from town to town with the circus shows, Anna finds love, and discovers a new idea of cinema, filming the life of the camp and the shows, so much so that the children of the camp decide to rename her Elvira, in honor of the first Italian film director Elvira Notari


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