The Handout

original title:

L'elemosina

directed by:

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cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

country:

Italy

year:

2020

film run:

16'30"

format:

colour

aspect ratio:

16:9

status:

Ready (21/10/2020)

festivals & awards:

  • LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest 2020, Official Selection
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2020, Official Selection
  • Olbia Film Network Short Film Market 2020
  • Magma International Short Film Festival 2020, Official Selection
  • Scare-A-Con Film Festival 2020, Official Selection
  • Lecce Film Fest – Festival Del Cinema Invisibile 2021, Official Selection
  • Lamezia International Film Fest 2020, Official Selection

Laura, a lonely and wealthy woman, decides to leave her home in order to access the audition of the "L'Elelmosina" (The Handout) talent show. In the format three beggars contend for the compassion of the public from home collecting live donations. The woman's desire to appear actually hides a last desperate gesture of redemption.