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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2018

Samira is ten years old. She is at home with her older brother, Jamil, who has a fever and strong abdominal pain. The girl knows that her brother can’t go to the hospital for a very simple reason: they are illegal immigrants.

Original Title BISMILLAH
Italian Title BISMILLAH
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Short Film
Duration 13'
Production Year 2017
Nationality Italy
Directed by Alessandro Grande
Screenplay Alessandro Grande
Original Voices Linda Mresy
Francesco Colella
Belhassen Bouhali
Basma Bouhali
Produced by Alessandro Grande

 regista Alessandro GrandeALESSANDRO GRANDE
Alessandro Grande, born in Catanzaro in 1983, is an Italian director and screenwriter who is always close to social issues. Graduated in History, Science and Techniques of Performing Arts, in 2010 he made IN MY PRISON, short film that got over 100 selections in the world and 40 awards, including the Amnesty International Award and the Fandango Award. In 2013 he made MARGERITA with Moni Ovadia, Francesca Valtorta and a group of non-professionals Roma gypsies. The short film, which deals with the delicate issue of integration, was presented at Giffoni Film Festival and entered the final five of the Nastri d'Argento, winning 80 awards in the world including Best Film at Ischia Film Festival and Best Director at Cyprus Int. Film Festival. It is currently broadcast on Studio Universal channel. Alessandro also works as an author for Rai, Mediaset and Sky television programs. His latest short film, BISMILLAH, is the winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film, the most important Italian prize.


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