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Where Are You? I’m Here



Two deaf teenagers fall in love defying hostility and indifference.

Fausto is from a well-to-do family who is trying to make him live as a “normal” person, while Elena comes from a working class family and had to drop out of school because the lack of qualified teachers meant she couldn’t keep up.

Their meeting gives them both the strength to react to their problems: Fausto comes to terms with his handicap while Elena discovers her self-confidence.

Elena’s high school diploma exams will be the first of many challenges they’ll have to face in life.

Technical Specifications

story and screenplay: Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati
director: Liliana Cavani
assistant director: Paola Tallarigo
set design: Luciano Ricceri
set dresser: Egidio Spugnini
costumes: Alberto Verso
editing: Angelo Nicolini
photography: Armando Nannuzzi
sound: Candido Raini
music: Pino Donaggio
production director: Tullio Luilo
producer: Giovanni Bertolucci for San Francisco Film, RAI Radio Televisione Italiana, RAI 1 and SACIS
released by: I.I.F. Italian International Film and SACIS
origin: Italy
film: 35 mm, color
lenght: 108 minutes

Selected for…

  • L Venice Film Festival, 1993


Chiara Caselli (Elena)
Gaetano Carotenuto (Fausto)
Anna Bonaiuto(Fausto’s mother)
Valeria D’Obici (Fausto’s aunt)
Giuseppe Perruccio (Fausto’s father)
Doriana Chierici (Elena’s mother)
Ines Nobili (Maria)
Ko Murobushi(Butoh dancer)


  • FEDIC “Coppa Volpi” to Anna Bonaiuto for best supporting actress, Venice Film Festival, 1993
  • “Grolla d’oro” to Gaetano Carotenuto and Chiara Caselli, 1993
  • Italian Cineclub Federation Award, 1993