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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1983 - 30 July.7 August

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Category: Edition 1983

To a family whose children are traumatized by the death of their mother, help comes in a most bizarre way. They receive three pieces, that when joined together, give a recording for an offer for an electric grandmother. They go to a bizarre factory, where they customize their new grandmother, and within a short time, she arrives. The android is equipped with everything needed as a parent and the boys are charmed. The daughter, however, still misses her mother and she bears no welcome for this interloper...

Original Title The Electric Grandmother
Italian Title La nonna elettrica
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Short Film
Duration 60'
Production Year 1982
Nationality USA
Directed by Noel Black
Screenplay Ray Bradbury, Jeffrey Kindley
Main cast Maureen Stapleton, Edward Herrmann, Paul Benedict

 regista noel blackNOEL BLACK

Noel Black (June 30, 1937) is an American film and television director, screenwriter, and producer.
Black was born in Chicago, Illinois.
He won awards at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival for an 18-minute short subject filmed in 1965 called Skaterdater. It had no dialogue, but used music and sound effects to advance the plot. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best short film in 1966.
He directed the 1968 cult film Pretty Poison, and subsequently concentrated on directing for television, occasionally directing films such as Private School.