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Published on Mar 23, 2011
On DVD June 25th from Amazon.co.uk and www.peccadillopod.com
Growing up in 19th-century Sicily, rebellious Angela (Valeria Solarino) finds herself attracted to her best friend Sara (Isabella Ragonese). As deep friendship turns to romantic passion, Angela's strict father (a quarry boss) demands that the relationship cease and that she marry one of his workers. Refusing, Angela is locked away until her resourceful mother comes up with a solution that enables her to live with her lover, and satisfy convention. Based on a true story, this beautiful and seductive film dramatically portrays a historical case of gender-bending.
Starring two of Italy's best known actresses, and Maria Grazia Cucinotta (Il Postino, The World is Not Enough) who also coproduced the film, Sea Purple has drawn comparisons to The Secret Diary of Miss Anne Lister. Director Donatella Maiorca states: "The film is not only about sexuality, it is about freedom and women's identity". The soundtrack is by legendary Italian singer songwriter Gianni Nannini.