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31 October 2014

Alba

Alba

original title:

ALBA

directed by:

cast:

Vincenzo Bocciarelli, Tommaso Facchi, Sara D’Amario

production:

Polifemo, Duke Production

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

8'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (04/05/2008)

festival & awards:

The protagonist of Alba is a boy weakened by severe illness. The short cleverly combines film and animation to better portray the two different but coexisting realms of fantasy and reality. The fantastic adventures a young hero are entwined with the somber reality of the hospital wards. To defeat the disease, represented by an evil dragon, the boy transforms into a dauntless knight in shining armor – shining like the sun rising from the misty dawn that he sees when reunited with his beloved mother.