The Sea Purple

Queer
Romance
| 101
Italian
| German (Germany)

On a 19th century island, it’s a heartfelt, completely unpredictable love story between two women. Angela is the daughter of the quarry foreman, who wants to marry her by force. We first meet Angela (Valeria Solarino) and Sara (Isabella Ragonese) when they are young girls, running around on their astoundingly beautiful Mediterranean island. They are friends despite differences in social class – Angela is the daughter of the quarry foreman, the only booming industry on the isle, while Sara is destined to be a servant for the “baron”, the wealthy man who owns the whole place. VIOLA DEI MARE is a surprising, powerful film from Italian writer/director Donatella Marioca. A period piece set on a rural 19th century island, it’s a heartfelt, riveting, completely unpredictable love story between two women.