Swing Ride

Original name: Calcinculo
English name: Swing Ride
Year: 2022
Run time: 90 Minutes
Language: Italian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Director: Chiara Bellosi
Producers: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Valeria Jamonte, Manuela Melissano
Cast: Gaia Di Pietro, Andrea Carpenzano, Barbara Chichiarelli, Giandomenico Cupaiuolo, Francesca Antonelli, Alessio Praticò, Claudia Salerno
Screenplay: Maria Teresa Venditti, Luca De Bei
Cinematographer: Claudio Cofrancesco
Editor: Carlotta Cristiani
Sound Designer: Xavier Lavorel
Music Composer: Giuseppe Tranquillino Minerva, Fabrizio Campanelli
Production Company: Tempesta
World Sales: Vision Distribution


  • Berlinale Panorama 2022
  • San Diego Italian FF 2022
  • Annecy Cinema Italian 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2020 Ordinary Justice

Director's Biography:

Chiara Bellosi

Chiara Bellosi graduated with a diploma in dramaturgy from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan and then took a master’s in documentary at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Venice. She made a short film as part of the multi-director documentary Checosamanca as well as being involved in the creation of several other documentaries. Her debut feature film, Ordinary Justice (2020) screened in the 2020 Berlinale Generation section.


Benedetta, 15, lives in rural Italy with her parents and her two little sisters. After work, her father enjoys tinkering with cars while her mother takes out her frustration on Benedetta. When a funfair sets up on the family’s doorstep, she meets a fairground worker named Amanda who lives a self-determined life and defies gender norms. Benedetta is immediately fascinated by the older Amanda’s self-confidence and independence, and school quickly fades into the background. The two barely talk; their cautious friendship is not one fuelled by grand emotions but rather by genial affection, curiosity and unspoken acknowledgement.