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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1991 - 27 July.4 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1991

Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.

Original Title Alan & Naomi
Italian Title Alan & Naomi
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 96'
Production Year 1991
Nationality USA
Directed by Sterling Van Wagenen
Screenplay Jordan Horowitz
Main cast Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross

 regista sterling van wagenenSTERLING VAN WAGENEN

Sterling Van Wagenen is an American film and stage producer, writer, and director. He is a cofounder of the Sundance Film Festival, and, in association with Robert Redford, he was the founding executive director of the Sundance Institute.
He has directed four feature films as well as several documentaries and television episodes, and has produced over fourteen feature films, documentaries, and television series, including the Academy Award winning The Trip to Bountiful, co-produced with Horton Foote and starring Geraldine Page and John Heard. He collaborated again with Foote on Convicts, starring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones. In 1986 he and Foote were nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as producers of The Trip to Bountiful, and in 1987 they won a Wise Owl Award for the film. In 1992, he won a Crystal Heart Award as director of Alan and Naomi.
He has been announced as the director of the feature film Heart of Africa, currently in development. He is working on the project with screenwriter Margaret Blair Young.