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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

Sections & Films

BEAUTY

Category: Edition 2018

Synopsis
In a black and white world, Henry creates colors that traps in small glass spheres to give them to his sick wife. When the woman dies, Henry, desperate, goes on working on colors, involving his four sons but refusing to share that incredible magic with the rest of the world. This is why the man argues with his younger son, Stick, who leaves the house in search of fortune. Twenty years later, Stick returns to the city: he has to deal with his past and with his dying father.

Original Title BEAUTY
Italian Title BEAUTY
Category Out of competition
Section Special Events
Tipology Short Film, Special Event
Duration 25'
Production Year 2018
Nationality Italy
Directed by Nicola Abbatangelo
Screenplay Nicola Abbatangelo
Director of photography Mirco Sgarzi
Editor Luigi Mearelli
Production Design Emita Frigato
Costume Design Giovanni Paris, Piermatteo Giacalone
Music Fabrizio Mancinelli, Alexander Rudd
Main cast Sylvester McCoy
Simon Pasley Day
Richard Henders
Hugh Sacks
James Clyde
Produced by Nicola Abbatangelo, Marco Di Antonio, Luigi Mearelli

 regista Nicola AbbatangeloNICOLA ABBATANGELO
Nicola's first contact with the world of entertainment begins within the family: his parents run an agency that organise theatrical performances and major events. Here, Nicola takes his first steps as a production assistant and later as an artistic director. He continues his research attending a course at the New York Film Academy and then specializing at NUCT in Cinecittà Studios and at Istituto Murnau. Thus his experience as a director, executive producer and screenwriter begins. He ventures into several projects, including short films, documentaries, TV and artistic installations and gradually turns his eyes to the movie business. In 2015, after a period of experimentation, he founds Moolmore Films, a production company that stands out for the research of innovative and international projects that reflect the director's interest in music, modern fairy tales and technological innovation. In 2017 he puts his research in the field to good use producing BEAUTY, a 25-minutes musical short film shot in Rome with an international cast and an original soundtrack composed in Los Angeles. BEAUTY is the first Italian musical short with live-recorded audio, with all the songs performed live, and it is also the first Italian film mixed with the innovative Dolby Atmos technique.

 

production
Moolmore Films with Rai Cinema
(Italy)

festival contact
Premiere Film Distribution
(Italy)
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