Beauty Queen

  • 4:30–7:00 PM
  • 3 & 5 June 2023
  • Castello, Sala delle Armi

Ciociaria, early ‘50s. A young farmhand is recruited to partecipate in Miss Italia selections, but her body measurements are not quite right for the contest. To undergo a terrible process of physical transformation seems to be the only way to be elected Reginetta.


Federico Russotto (Rome, 1996). After high school, he moved to London where he studied directing and screenwriting at Royal Holloway and Ravensbourne University. In 2019 he was admitted to the directing course at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. In 2021, his short The Opponent received the jury special mention in Alice nella Città competition and was nominated at the prestigious 2022 Student Academy Awards. His next short Reginetta, was presented in competition at the 37th Venice International Film Critics’ Week and it won the Best Technical Contribution Award.

Original Title: Reginetta
Original Language: Italian / ciociaro dialect
Subtitles: English
Month and Year of Production: june 2022
Color/Black and White: color
Camera: 2.35:1
Audio: Dolby 5.1
Country of Production: Italy
Duration: 20′
Director: Federico Russotto
Production: CSC FILM SCHOOL Centro sperimentale cinematografia di Roma
Producer: CSC FILM SCHOOL Centro sperimentale cinematografia di Roma
Cast: Chiara Ferrara, Caterina Valente, Amedeo Gullá, Mario Pirrello, Adele Tirante E Maurizio Jiritano
Photography: Sebastian Bonolis
Editing: Davide Michelangeli
Music / Original Soundtrack: Sergio Bachelet
Set Design: Margherita Dotti
Awards: Cortinametraggio 2022: Menzione speciale Premio della Stampa / PREMIO MIGLIOR FILM GIURIA YOUNG (Italo Treno) / PREMIO MIGLIOR COLONNA SONORA a Sergio Bachelet