A trailer has been released for the 35-minute short film “The Staggering Girl” which hails from “Call Me By Your Name” and “Suspiria” director Luca Guadagnino. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival last year, the short will make its way online on the streaming service MUBI on February 15th.
The story follows Francesca, the troubled, expatriate daughter of the acclaimed German-Roman painter Sophia Moretti, who has descended into blindness. Triggered by a stranger’s secret confession, Francesca returns to her Italian childhood home to convince her ailing mother to follow her to New York.
As daughter confronts mother, ghosts of Francesca’s youth return in an onslaught of pain, memory and fulfilment. Julianne Moore, Kyle MacLachlan, Mia Goth, KiKi Layne, Marthe Keller and Alba Rohrwacher co-star.