Monday August 24
Casa del Cinema Videoteca Pasinetti
Palazzo Mocenigo - San Stae 1990, Venice 30135, Italy
All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled
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Birth of a Poet (United States) by James Franco, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg
A dramatic short film that captures the moment Stephen Dobyns transitions from a disillusioned journalist to an emerging poet. It is adapted from autobiographical poems.
Departures (Italy) by Nicolas Morganti Patrignani
Ludovico accepted the tough choice of his sick wife to be left to die.
Rumori (Italy) by SÄMEN
Visually exploring the emotional complexity of a breakup, Rumori has at its core how the lack of understanding and communication between two people can destroy a relationship. Introspective, subtle and beautifully melancholic, the short film stands as a summary of the endless conversations and sleepless nights experienced as two people gradually drift apart and disappear from each other's minds.
The Names Of The Flowers (Bolivia) by Bahman Tavoosi
As Bolivia stages the 50th anniversary of Ernesto "Che" Guevara’s death, Julia, an old countryside teacher, is invited to share her historical story with the world: Giving a bowl of soup to the captured guerrilla in her classroom, while he recited a poem about flowers to her, a few hours before his death. The invitation is withdrawn soon after, as other women step forward, claiming the story of “the soup and the flower” as their own.