Wednesday, 24 August 2022
This screening session features 3 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Questa sera saranno proiettati 3 film in lingua originale con sottotitoli in inglese.
Casa del Cinema Videoteca Pasinetti, Palazzo Mocenigo - San Stae 1990, Venice 30135, Italy
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 20 minutes before the screening. Reservation is not required, but optional. If you want to be certain of your seat(s), reserve your ticket(s) here.
By Alex Anna
Synopsis: Alex Anna’s body is a canvas : her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal. Running time: 00:10:00.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Boston Short FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF (Best Documentary), Toronto Arthouse FF (Best Documentary Short), Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, and more.
About the director: Alex Anna is a director and script supervisor in love with cinematographic language and words in all their beauty. As a queer and feminist filmmaker, she signed her first short film “The Fruit of Our Womb” in 2017 (as Laurie Mannessier), and uses art as a way to fight for a better world.
The Psychlist (Norway)
By Martin A. Walther
Synopsis: When his daughter died under tragic events just 11 months old, the bicycle became the only rescue for Per. Running time: 00:08:00.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Boston Short FF, Sydney World FF (Best Documentary Short), Viewpoint Documentary FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, and more.About the director: Martin A. Walther (1986) comes from Trondheim, Norway. He has a BA in film science from the University of Trondheim and a BA in documentary directing from University of Lillehammer. After finishing his education he worked as a teacher for three years before returning to directing film. The documentary short “Train Robbers” was his directorial debut. The film was an international success at film festival, winning several prices, and was selected for the international competition at Clermont Ferrand. 'The Psychlist' is his second film.
Silent Beauty (USA)
By Jasmin Mara López
Synopsis: “Silent Beauty” is a personal documentary that follows director Jasmin López as she works to heal from child sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her grandfather, Gilberto, almost thirty years ago. In the process of sharing her own trauma with her large family, Jasmin learns that generations of children in her family were victims of the same abuse. Told from the director’s perspective, “Silent Beauty” is a film about confronting and accepting difficult truths while finding beauty in the process. Running time: 01:28:08.
About the director: Jasmín Mara López is a journalist, audio producer and documentary filmmaker based in New Orleans and LA. Born in the U.S. with familial roots in México, her childhood was affected by issues experienced on both sides of the border. This instilled in her a strong passion for immigrant rights, youth empowerment, and social change. She founded Project Luz, which taught Mexican youth to document stories from within their communities. Her documentary “Deadly Divide: Migrant Death on the Border” received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Award in 2015.