“The Girl Who Cannot Speak”, a documentary directed by Stefano Da Fre and Laura Pellegrini of Rosso Films International and edited by Carbondale based Emmy Award winning editor Krysia Carter-Giez will have its world premiere screening in the Creative Minds Program at the Cannes Film Festival Friday May 18th. “The Girl Who Cannot Speak’ follows five women’s true stories of sexual abuse and includes women from different countries, ages and walks of life. One victim, Charlotte, a 15 year old girl, embodies a thread to each woman’s story. She never speaks. The documentary has been selected by the festival’s Coup de Coeur. Out of 1,815 films, only 45 films are personally chosen for this recognition. “Artistically, this has been the most important film Rosso Films has done so far”, says director Laura Pellegrini. “Our hope is that it is part of the fabric of our beautiful social movement. A piece of our place in time”. Stefano Da Fre is a frequent visitor to the Roaring Fork Valley, having worked with Krysia Carter-Giez on “Tu Me Manques – You Are Missing From Me” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and won a first place award at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Dublin earlier this year. Post production sound for “The Girl Who Cannot Speak” was done by Dave Taylor of Cool Brick Studios in Carbondale.