Luca Guadagnino has unveiled the first look at his new short film The Staggering Girl.
The film, a drama produced in collaboration with Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Italian fashion brand Valentino, enjoyed its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Directors Fortnight section in May last year.
“This is the very first time working with a creator of fashion, that I sourced the ideas from fashion to make a movie, and not the other way around,” Guadagnino said of his collaboration with Piccioli while speaking at Cannes.
Starring the likes of Julianne Moore, Mia Goth, KiKi Layne, Kyle MacLachlan, Marthe Keller and Alba Rohrwacher, The Staggering Girl was written by Michael Mitnick and arrives as Guadagnino’s first release since his 2018 remake of the horror classic Suspiria.
“Triggered by a stranger’s secret confession, Francesca returns to her childhood home in Italy to convince her ailing mother to follow her to New York,” the film’s synopsis reads. “As daughter confronts mother, ghosts of Francesca’s youth return in a whirlwind of pain, memory and fulfilment.”
See the clip, below.