VERONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022! Martedì 6, mercoledì 7 e giovedì 8 settembre, dalle 20:00 alle 22:00. Entrata libera.
Before We Collide (UK) by Guy Gooch, Gregor Petrikovic
Synopsis: Before We Collide is a short film shot on a Nishika N8000 analog lenticular camera consisting of over 800 photographs pieced together. In a haunting encounter, the film captures our fragmented perception of time during the pandemic while exploring the dynamics of mutual support. The film does not give the impression that it is made for me, you, or anyone for that matter. It simply exists as an artifact that can be witnessed, like found footage of a ghostly apparition. Running time: 00:01:10.
Selections/awards: Super Shorts London FF, Brussels Independent FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, Boston Short FF, and more.
Slurp (France) by Jules Jolly
Synopsis: A couple at the table. Isn’t diner the best time to say things? Running time: 00:02:40.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Super Shorts London,Boston Short FF, and more.
About the director: Jules is an Art Director in the advertising industry. For almost 15 years he worked on ads for Ubisoft, Adidas, Warner Games, Orange and Instagram among others. In recent years he has been learning filmmaking with commercials. Slurp is his first short film. It’s a more personal work, far from commercial matters.
Forget me not (Italy) by Giuseppe Petruzzellis, Fabio Marin
Synopsis: Gilda is a middle aged woman, mother and wife. One day she realizes she’s having problems setting the table. These are her first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Through family footage and poetic visions, the stages of her illness become a stream of images on the breach of oblivion. Running time: 00:12:30.
Selections/awards: Visioni dal Mondo, MakeDox Skopje, Sedicicorto Forlì IFF, Mescalito Biopic Fest (Best Short), Rome Prisma Independent FF (Best Editing), and more.
About the director: Giuseppe Petruzzellis (1983) is a screenwriter, film director, producer and editor. He specializes in creative documentaries and has collaborated on over 60 film projects, including 17 features. In 2007 he established the art collective Aplysia, which then became a film production company. Fabio Marin (1985) is an entrepreneur, politician and director. He has produced 3 short movies that all focus on social issues. His professional career revolves around his three main interests: politics, communication and animals. Since 2019 he is the mayor of San Zenone degli Ezzelini, in the Veneto (Italy).
I won’t remain alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi
Synopsis: An old disabled couple living in a small village in the northern part of Iran, face an unfathomable tragedy when their youngest son falls into a coma after an accident. Defying the Islamic traditions of burial, overcoming problems of red tape, and turning devastation into hope, the parents agree to donate their son’s organs. Five years after their brave decision, a film crew visits them and records their slow path of reconciliation with death – or rather, their acquaintance with eternal life. Running time: 00:15:00.
Selections/awards: Tehran Int Short FF, Mammoth Lakes FF, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, and more.
About the director: Yaser Talebi (1982, Northern Iran) is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor who has also made his name as a creative director. Yaser is a member of the Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association (IRDFA), and his films have been screened at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards.
God’s Children (Spain) by Ekain Irigoien
Synopsis: Javier and Romerales sleep under one of the many cornices around the touristic Plaza de la Opera in Madrid. There, their friendship becomes a hymn to life, death and dignity. Running time: 01:10:22.
Selections/awards: San Sebastian IFF, Verzio International Human Rights Documentary FF, Dumbo FF, Docs Without Borders, Festival de Cine de Madrid PNR, Close: up Edinburgh Docufest, and more.
About the director: Ekain Irigoien (Donostia, 1981) graduated in Humanities and Communication. As a filmmaker for television, he has worked on series like Goenkale and Balbemendi for EITB, as well as programs such as Hoy cocinas tú and Bricomanía for LA SEXTA and TELE 5 respectively. He is currently working on the program of the well-known chef Karlos Arguiñano, with whom he has been collaborating for almost a decade. He was screenwriter on the television show Wazemank, for EITB. He wrote and directed the documentary film La Cañada de Andrea and the short Kresala, included in the collective film Kalebegiak; selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2016.
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