Arianna is an Italian film about the intersex condition. Arianna is an Italian film about the intersex condition.
The film was conceived in 2003 by the Italian director Carlo Lavagna. The genesis has to be found earlier, in a dream he had during a summer nap when he was ten. In the last decade the idea has developed into a script that won a government grant in 2012, when Ring Film joined the production. Arianna investigates intersexuality through the eyes of a nineteen year old intersex who believes to be a girl. This is a film about us: by discussing intersexuality it defines the boundaries of power’s jurisdiction over those who pose a threat to it, whether they do so intentionally or otherwise.