OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
DIRECTOR : Mirko Locatelli
COUNTRY : Italy | France
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 90min
Nu Metro 4, 17 Oct @ 8.30pm | Nu Metro 6, 10 Oct @ 8.30pm
Isabelle is a French astrophysicist. She lives in a big house on the hills near Trieste in Italy, surrounded by vineyards. The sun shines on the countryside, the sea is not far away and crashes against the rocky shore. The landscape is paradise and her son Jérôme, will visit her as he does every summer. Isabelle loves him very much. She is ready to do anything for him, but meeting Davide, a young man who is going through a difficult time, will alter the course of their lives. Isabelle will have to make a choice, the consequences of which will be devastating.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Mirko Locatelli was born in 1974 in Milan. He studied cinema at “University of Studies” in Milan and dropped out in 2000 to dedicate himself to journalism. He collaborated with a large variety of newspapers included “Il Corriere Della Sera”, at the same time carried on his main interest: cinema. In the same year he opened the site “www.cinemaindipendente.it” aming young filmmakers to meet and discuss independent movies through the platform. The website also propagates cinema culture, organizes screenings, cinema courses and production projects. Gathering people he met during his studies, in 2001, opened “Officina Film”, a production company which deals with communications. With Officina films he directed his first advertisement and in 2003 directed a documentary on the set Chemical Hunger (2003) by Antonio Bocola e Paolo Vari, and a short film “Il Confine”. In 2004 he directed Come prima (2004) an independent film. In 2005 he directed Crisalidi (2005), a documentary which was critically acclaimed. In 2008 his first feature film The First Day of Winter premiered at the Cape Winelands International Film Festival and won the Grand Prix Award for Best Film.