EFP Cannes
22 August 2017

The Shadow of the Bride

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The Shadow of the Bride (L' OMBRA DELLA SPOSA)

The Shadow of the Bride (L' OMBRA DELLA SPOSA)

original title:

L' OMBRA DELLA SPOSA

cast:

Giovanni Calcagno, Manuela Mandracchia, Angela Ribaudo, Marco Canzoneri, Claudio Collovà, Salvo Dolce, Giuseppe Lo Piccolo, Giuseppe Tarantino

cinematography:

set design:

Iole Vitale, Roberta Ganci

costume design:

Iole Vitale, Roberta Ganci

producer:

Alessandra Pescetta, Giovanni Calcagno, Leonardo Recalcati, Wanda Terraneo, Valentina Negri

production:

La Casa Dei Santi, Recalcati Multimedia, with the support of Teatro Biondo Stabile di Palermo, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Palermo, Top Digital

country:

Italy

year:

2017

film run:

11'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (27/07/2017)

festival & awards:

The last moments of life of WW2 soldiers are dissolved in the depth of the Mediterranean Sea, among emotions and thoughts. While sinking inexorably in the fascinating and cruel sea, love echoes in the letters of a husband soldier to his spouse. Today we can still hear those cries arise from the sea. “There’s always a red sea, a living or dead sea that appears in front of all wandering men in search of a home.” Stefano D’Arrigo, Horcynus Orca.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
What’s the last thought of a dying man? The image of a boat the crosses the Messina Strait during WW2, cutting through a sea full of dead bodies, can perhaps offer us a possible answer. With this short film, we sunk in the depths of the water to recall the horror the sea can hide.