SOFIA’S BIRTHDAY

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Directed by Annika Strøhm, Saba Salvemini and Luca Franco

A short film realised by Areté Ensemble and TIE FILM

 Il compleanno di Sofia Cartolina Front-1

BEST SHORT FILM Genova Film Festival (Obiettivo Liguria)  – Genoa
BEST SHORT FILM – FuoridelComune Festival – Bari
BEST ACTRESS – PiemonteMovieFestival  – Turin
BEST SOUND Wordless Film Festival – Bari

Presented to BiF&est Festival di Bari “Sez. Cinema e Puglia” (Ita)– “Schermi Irregolari 2011″  (Ita) – Festival del Cinema Europeo – Puglia Show (Ita) – Skepto Film Festival (Ita) – Fuori del Comune Film Festival (Ita), Foggia Film Festival (Ita), Trani Film Festival (Ita),  International Short Film Festival Detmold (Ger), David di Donatello (Ita) , Acquedolci Indipendent Film Festival-AIFF (Ita), Lago Film Festival, Siff (Ita), Salento International Film Festival (Ita), Pentedattilo Film Festival (Ita), Wordless Festival (Ita). Registered in the ShortFilm Corner 2011 – Cannes (Fra). Selected for the Catalogue of ANICA 2011 – Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche  – National association for cinema

Sinopsis
The birthday of Sophie is the story of a young widow and widower who visit, in a silent and snow covered cemetery, the tombs of their spouses. They meet and fall in love.
The main characters are swept away by a desperate need for affection, fallen a sleep for many years, that calls them to give love another chance.
Life’s inexorable and overwhelming force prevails sorrow and the feeling of guilt.
A silent meeting between two human beings coming from different worlds – she from the north and him a man of the south – united by death and by the will of living.
This short film is inspired by the following Haiku poetry :
(freely translated)
In the fields of snow
greenest is the green

of the new grass

KONISHI RAIZAN (1653-1716)

Info
Year: 2010
Duration: 10,40 minutes
Country of production: Italy
Location: Norway
Language: No dialogue
Subtitles: No dialogue or subtitles
Camera: Canon 7D
Video format: Pal 16/9 DVD and Pal 16/9 Digital Betacam
Manuscript: Original
Film rights: Areté Ensemble and TIE Film

Credits
Direction
Annika Strøhm, Saba Salvemini, Luca Franco
Actors
Annika Strøhm
Saba Salvemini
Idea/Subject
Annika Strøhm
Screenwriters
Annika Strøhm, Saba Salvemini, Luca Franco
Editor
Luca Franco
D.O.P.
Luca Franco
Sound
Filippo Quaglia
Secretary of production
Serena Maffioli
Distribution
Areté Ensemble
Zerottanta Produzioni

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