Italian Programme 28/11/18

We’ve awkward goodbyes and overdue reunions, snotty philosophical musings and suspect religious conversions, an expressionist nightmare, and two very different meditations on the immigrant experience, in our Italian Programme.

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Wednesday 28th November at 7.00pm

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SILVIA                                       

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Alexander Edwards, Wri: Isabella Trani

Italy, 2017, 12 min 01 sec

Silvia spends her last day in the small town she grew up in before leaving forever.

PALLONI GONFIATI [EGO]        

World Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Mario Addis

Italy, 2018, 5 min 06 sec

Where do we come from? Who do we think we are? What if we were nothing but a breath in a balloon?

ALLA FONTANA [AT THE FOUNTAIN]   

World Premiere

Dir: Danilo Vizzini Dir / Cast: Fruzan Seifi, Prod: Francesco Dal Poz – Atlas Records, Gino Mehdi Forti – 40 Productions, Prod / Wri / Cast: Rosa Maria Bellido Walter

Italy, 2017, 10 min 08 sec

Rita has an appointment with Anna, a dear childhood friend whom she has not seen since they were 7 years old. Unfortunately, Anna does not remember anything about this appointment and Rita finds herself by chance meeting Sofia, an Italian-American actress…

N                                              

North West Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri / Cast: Iacopo Di Girolamo, Prod / Cast: Daniele Ciniglio

UK / Italy, 2018, 13 min 41 sec

An expressionist nightmare in which an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton’, a machine able to create things from nothing. The machine works perfectly as long as the items it’s asked to create start with the letter N…in German

 

BISMILLAH                            

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Alessandro Grande, Prod: Luca Marino.

Italy, 2018, 14 min, 08 sec

Samira comes from Tunisia, she’s 10 years old and lives in Italy illegally with her father and her brother of 17 years old. One night, she will have to face all alone a problem that is bigger than her.

JULULU                                 

UK Premiere

Dir / Wri: Michele Cinque, Prod: Valerio Ciampicacigli, Fabio Parente.

Italy, 2017, 15 min 04 sec

A musical journey into a corner of Africa in southern Italy covering the vast plantations of tomatoes in the province of Foggia.

SPIRITO SANTO [HOLY SPIRIT]      

UK Premiere

Dir / Prod / Wri: Michele Marchi, Prod: Francesco De Giorgi.

Italy, 2018, 19 min 45 sec

When Giovanni shows the desire to take the sacrament of confirmation, his caretakers are overjoyed. But they soon discover that it is all a lie: Giovanni is only using the holy sacrament to clean up his image in the eyes of the juvenile judge…

TRT: 89 min 13 sec

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