Shortfilms Focus Italy
Curated by Cristian Mărculescu (72 min)
N-15 | Not recommended for under 15s
Directed by: Daniele & Emanuele Ricci
In a medieval dark fantasy atmosphere, a fearless warrior embarks on a painful and exhausting journey to get back what he has lost.
- La Terra Promessa – The Promissed Land
Directed by: Giuseppe Rasi
The story takes place in a very distant future where mankind is fighting for its survival and looking for new planets to colonize. Inside a spaceship is Stanley who communicates disturbing news to the project manager: David, his colleague who came down to carry out an inspection to collect samples on a promising planet, has been missing for more than a day.
Directed by: Domenico Laddaga
Esther is a shy, introverted teenager who lives with her bad-tempered father in a smallvillage surrounded by forests. She is adored and idolized by the local community of believers because of the wounds she bears on her body (the wounds of Christ) and the frequent appearances of the Virgin Mary who seems to communicate through her.
Directed by Danilo Greco
During the 17th century, many citizens in a small country town close to Rome misteriously vanished. A twelve years old little girl is kidnapped by a cruel hunter, from whom she will free herself and another old prisoner of the man.
During the escape, a strong friendship will be born between them, while many memories about a never totally accepted familiar tragedy come to her mind.