Tria (Giulia Grandinetti) Italy

Giulia Grandinetti
Italy. 2022. 17 min

In a dystopian Rome, a law is enforced which doesn’t allow immigrant families to have more than three children. If a fourth is to be expected, he or she must be born, however, one of them must then be killed, giving the females priority for sacrifice. Zoe, Iris and Clio are three sisters, but one of them will soon be killed…


Giulia Grandinetti, born in 1989, is an Italian director. Up to the age of eighteen she was trained as a dancer. Since 2008 she attended classes of theatrical and film acting studies, both in Italy and abroad. In the meantime, she graduated in Literature and Philosophy, Arts and Sciences of the Performing Arts at Roma Tre. From 2013 to 2020 she dedicated herself to what she defines as her opera zero: ‘Alice and the Land that Wonders’, an independent feature film written, directed and produced by her. Later on, she made various short films: ‘GuineaPig’, ’Greenwater’ ,’WhereWeWere’. The distribution of her new work will begin shortly: ’Tria – on the feeling of betraying’, a short film shot in greek language, filmed on 35mm and produced by Lupin Film. She is creatively obsessed with understanding the human being, attracted by the investigation of taboos and fascinated by the formula of dystopia.


Tria is a tragic story. Inspired by the Greek model, this story explores betrayal, its causes, and its effects. Within a society governed by men, who play by making laws, convinced they can replace God, what is the price, today, we are willing to pay to find a place in the world?