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Wed, February 23, 2022

18:00 – 19:30


This dialogue is with Daphne Di Cinto, director of the film Il Moro, which tells the story of Alessandro de’ Medici, the first Duke of Florence. The conversation reflects upon representation and the agency to tell our own stories.

Moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson

Il Moro trailer

A collaboration with Black History Month Florence

Featured Biographies

Dafne Di Cinto

Afro-Italian Screenwriter, Director and Actor

An Afro-Italian screenwriter, director and actor born in Northern Italy.  She began her film and theatre studies in Rome, where she focused on acting at Scuola di Cinema, while getting her degree in Communication Science at Roma Tre University. She attended the faculty of cinema at Sorbonne University in Paris before moving to New York for her Master in Fine Arts at the Actors Studio Drama School. At the moment she lives between London and Italy. Daphne has worked on script and artistic direction for various commercial concept proposals for brands such as Nespresso, San Pellegrino and Barilla. As a screenwriter, she has developed both features and series within various genres, from comedy to science-fiction. She was a finalist for both the Screencraft Film Fund Spring 2021 and the Phil Fox Award for Playwriting 2020 and a quarterfinalist of the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. Daphne won Best Italian Short Film 2021 at Fabrique du Cinéma Awards for Il Moro, which she has written, directed and produced.

Daphne plays the Duchess of Hastings in the Netflix series Bridgerton. She can be seen in number of series for Rai, such as Anna e Yusef directed by Cinzia Th Torrini and independent feature films among which Show Me What You Got, directed by Svetlana Cvetko, winner of best film at the Taormina Film Festival 2019.