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Archibugi, Francesca

Scriptwriter and film director Archibugi studied film-making at Olmi’s school at Bassano and later at the Centre Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. The few short films she directed there brought her to the critics’ attention as one of the most interesting minimalist directors of the 1980s. In 1988 she reached a larger audience with her first feature Mignon è partita (Mignon Has Gone), a delicately wrought film about the first-love experiences of a sensitive, middle-class Roman teenager.