Altris Feminis


Altris Feminis, in friulian “Other Women”. The search for female figures of contemporary Friuli continues after Feminis, but with substantial and significant differences. 

If in Feminis the attention was focused on the story of extraordinary women, however “common” in the Friulian landscape, this time it was focused on those who in life made courageous choices, outside the box, or who have faced particular circumstances that have put them to the test.

The most tangible change is Mara Bergamasco who replaces Angelo Floramo in the role of “Cicero” of the series. Her scenic presence offers a more playful and popular irony that contrasts with the composed and romantic Floramo. A woman’s gaze at other women allows her to enter with greater intensity into the intimacy of the female universe. A cosmos from which we extract the most concrete, practical and true side.

Altris Feminis looks carefully at these women, variegated paradigm of a society in continuous transformation, who make history looking to the future, without forgetting their roots and the link with their land.


During the series, Mara Bergamasco visits eight women from Friuli. Each episode is dedicated to a single protagonist, told in her daily life. The protagonist welcomes Mara into the home. The memories of her childhood emerge, the relative who more than others has marked her growth, the relationship with school, adolescent projects.

The conversation continues in the kitchen, where Mara helps her prepare the lunch that they will then share. Moments that become an opportunity to discuss different issues such as lifestyle, the sense of identity, the use of the Friulian language, the relationship with the male gender. The two women drive or walk to the protagonist’s workplace. On the way they talk about work and how some choices have been decisive to achieve personal and professional goals. Arriving at the destination, Mara has the opportunity to see the protagonist “with her hands in the dough”. Curiosity pushes her to try some activities that turn her for a moment into a limp assistant.

At the end, the protagonist finds herself alone in a significant place for her. Looking directly to the camera, she turns to the viewer revealing what more than anything else she represents and why. A way to metaphorically sum up her identity.

Autor: Dorino Minigutti
Director: Dorino Minigutti
Editing: Filippo Di Primio
Executive producer: Anna Di Toma
Production: Agherose srl
Duration: 8 x 20’
Language: friulian
Subtitles: italian

Developed and created with the contribution of the Audiovisual Fund of Friuli Venezia Giulia