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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2003 - 19.26 July

Sections & Films

CLIMBING MISS SOPHIE

Category: Edition 2003

Synopsis

New York in the 50's. The ten year old orphan Tomo has made a deal with big old Miss Sophie - in exchange for a roof over his head, he will push her up the stairs to their fifth floor apartment every day. But a progressive illness threatens Miss Sophie, and even Tomo's friendship is helpless against it.

Original Title CLIMBING MISS SOPHIE
Category Official Competition
Section Y Gen
Tipology Short Film
Duration 24'
Production Year 2003
Nationality Israel, USA
Directed by Liat Dahan
Screenplay Anne Marie Hess, Liat Dahan
Script Anne Marie Hess, Liat Dahan
Director of photography Ben Kutchins
Editor Axelle Eberman, Liat Dahan
Production Design Bridgette Evans
Costume Design Ornit Arnon
Sound Matthew Polis, Michael Furjanic
Music Uli Geissendoerfer, Steve Sandberg
Main cast Fiddle Viracola (Miss Sophie)
Travis Brandon Rosa (Tomo)
Michael O'Rourke (Niko)
Lin Tucci (Fat Annie)
Frank Manucci (Walter)
Maureen Langan (Lilly)
Produced by Terry Leonard

Liat Dahan

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, she served in the Israeli Army, travelled throughout South America for one year and then studied film directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was chosen by the Director’s Guild of America as Best Female Filmmaker in 2002 and she is now working on her first-feature production: CIRCUS OF GYPSIES.

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