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Agadah

Based on the novel “Manuscript found in Saragosse” of Jan Potocki.

Un viaggio da Bitonto a Napoli fuori dalle rotte più comuni. Come è fuori dagli schemi e controcorrente il film di Rondalli, che si svolge in un’Alta Murgia popolata da briganti, zingari, forche, cabalisti e demoni. Se Matteo Garrone si era cimentato con l’opera di Giambattista Basile, Rondalli si è spinto oltre, partendo da Il manoscritto trovato a Saragozza del nobile polacco Jan Potocki. Il conte dedicò a questa complessa opera buona parte della vita, prima di suicidarsi, nel 1815. Difficile anche solo accennare ai vari livelli del film, tra sogno, fantasy ed esoterismo. Rondalli comunque ha “ridotto” le sessantasei giornate del romanzo, ambientate in Spagna, in dieci giorni nell’Alta Murgia, e la definizione di Decamerone nero o gotico è perfetta. Il film comincia con il conte polacco che scrive e medita il suicidio. Poi si passa al 1734, all’indomani della battaglia di Bitonto. Alfonso van Worden, un giovane ufficiale vallone, deve raggiungere il suo reggimento a Napoli. Si mette in cammino, nonostante il suo servitore cerchi di dissuarderlo dall’attraversare l’altopiano delle Murge. Il seguito è un intreccio fantastico tra sogno e realtà. Un percorso iniziatico per Alfonso, tra allucinazioni, magia, caverne, locande malfamate, apparizioni diaboliche e amori scabrosi.

 

 

Alberto Rondalli: Director
Alberto Rondalli: Writer
Ramo Spa: Producer
Nahuel Perez Biscayart: Key Cast “Alfonso”
Alessio Boni: Key Cast “Pietro da Oria”
Valentina Cervi: Key Cast “Ines”

 

Film Type: Feature
Runtime: 2 hours 6 minutes
Completion Date: December 1, 2017
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Film Language:  Italian, French, Spanish
Shooting Format: Alexa
Film Color: Color

 

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SHIVTA

SHIVTA is a short dance film telling a cinematic and kinetic exploration of two lost desert wanderers. In a form of Fata-Morgana, a doubtful portal appears in the distance. Curiosity takes over and the two, as the narrative rolls forward, find themselves bewitched and possessed by a celestial fortune teller.

 

Or Meir Schraiber: Director
Or Meir Schraiber: Writer
Achsheli Productions: Producer
Derrick Belcham: Cinematography
Or Meir Schraiber: Key Cast
Ori Ofri: Key Cast
Bobbi Jene Smith: Key Cast
Matan Kohn: Key Cast
Omri Drumlevich: Key Cast
Emanuel Keller: Key Cast
Gili Ben Harush: Key Cast
Guy Shamay: Key Cast
Nadav Cohen: Key Cast
Keir GoGwilt: Music
Emanuel Keller: Music
Ben Rempel: Music
Guillaume de Machaut: Music
Kyle Motl: Music
Roberto Prado: Music
Bobbi Jene Smith: Art
Hila Mayzels: Art
Nirit Schraiber: Art
Anat Boontjis: Art
Orian Oscar: Costumes and Makeup
Ori Kroll: Costumes and Makeup

 

Film Type: Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
Genres: Dance, Choreography, Mystery, Adventure, Musical, Silent
Runtime: 10 minutes 58 seconds
Completion Date: December 13, 2017
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel, State of Palestine
Shooting Format: Digital (R3D, Slog2)
Film Color: Color

 

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NIGGUN

After a long journey through space, the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originate from the same tiny blue planet – but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcaste rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was…

 

 

Yoni Salmon: Director
Alon Rothem: Writer
the thousandth crane productions, Alon Rothem: Producer

 

Film Type: Animation
Runtime: 12 minutes 25 seconds
Completion Date: January 11, 2017
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel
Film Language: Hebrew
Shooting Format: 2D Animation
Film Color: Color

 

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