My First Film

by Zia Anger

Beyond Fiction

Doc / Fiction, Italian Premiere, First Film

(USA / 2024 / 100’)


Autobiography of a debut, examination of art and self-centeredness, study of the figure of a filmmaker. Memory and fantasy, documentary and fiction mingle in the work of director Zia Anger and her alter ego Vita (Odessa Young). A game of mirrors revolving around a disastrous first film work, whose production is derailed by the young director's mix of enthusiasm, inexperience and self-centeredness. Vita / Zia Anger finds herself more than a decade later reflecting on the person she was at the time, what makes up our personal history, and the nature of artistic truth and subjectivity.