The Wisdom Tooth (first feature)

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The Wisdom Tooth

original title:

The Wisdom Tooth

italian title:

Il Dente del giudizio

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

Marc Katz

set design:

Paula Loos

costume design:

Franckie Diago

music:

producer:

Edoardo Zambeletti, Nikolai Metin, Alena Svyatova

country:

Italy

year:

2019

film run:

90'

format:

colour

aspect ratio:

1.66:1

status:

Ready (01/07/2019)

festivals & awards:

  • Oaxaca Film Festival 2019: Emergence
  • Louisville International Festival of Film 2019
  • Gold Movie Awards 2019: semi-finalist
  • Derby Film Festival 2019: Best Feature Film

When 23-year-old Dash is diagnosed with lymphoma, he eschews medical treatment, instead embarking on an evacuative odyssey of debauchery, self-destruction, and self-discovery through New York City.

Dash is a 23-yr-old New Yorker green out of college. He's on the verge of launching his own startup, but all his aspirations and drive go out the window after a Lymphoma diagnosis. Naive and fatalistic, Dash hides his disease from loved ones and evades necessary treatment. Instead, he embarks on an evacuative journey of self-discovery. Clubs and parties. Fleeting bursts of love and rejections. Alcohol and vomit, and all other involuntary bodily excretions. Dash slides down a tunnel of debauchery and self-destruction with reckless abandonment. Ultimately, he will have to face his own mortality and himself.