Short films - Focus Italy | Dracula TiMes

Shortfilms Focus Italy 

Curated by Cristian Mărculescu (72 min)

N-15 | Not recommended for under 15s

  • Juggernaut

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.

  • Estasi

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.

  • Sacra Victima

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.

The project is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is financed and organized in partnership with the Municipality of Timișoara through the Center for Projects.

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