Followed by a Q&A with director Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the Economist and author of Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future.
Exploring the past 20 years of Italy’s history, Girlfriend in a Coma argues that the current economic predicament is part of a wider political, social and moral failure.
Writers Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of the Economist, try and unravel both “Mala Italia” and “Buona Italia” – and ask what needs to change to put Italy back on track and restore its credibility as one of Europe’s “highly-touted emerging economies”.
Blending animation and interviews with experts that include Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti; philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco and author of Gomorrah Roberto Saviano, Girlfriend in a Coma is a fusion of “Michael Moore, Adam Smith, Bunga Bunga with a dash of Dante”.
Directed by Annalisa Piras
Written by: Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott