SILVER RIBBON 2019, Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani
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SPECIAL MENTION, HEXAGON FILM FESTIVAL 2019
JURY PRIZE, CORTO VILLESE 2019
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20 July 1969, 19:00.
Two men dressed as astronauts chat in a room. They are NEIL ARMSTRONG and BUZZ ALDRIN, engaged in the preparations for an important space mission that in a few hours will lead them to walk on the moon.Two moths suddenly enter the room, heading for one of the sources of lighting, a lamp placed next to one of the walls. Their unpredictable and confused flight frightens Neil, who has a certain phobia towards every type of flying insect. It is clear from his reaction nervousness and insecurity with respect to the objectives of the trip and it does not need the reassurances of his colleague Buzz, who instead already celebrates the fame and success they will enjoy later.
But from their dialogue a fundamental detail emerges gradually: the delicate mission for which they are preparing is not really a trip to the moon, as a cinematographic staging, a film, in short a fiction. The two, in fact, are located inside a movie room, separated from the theater by a locked door and guarded outside by a man in military uniform and armed with a machine gun.
Neil's perplexities grow stronger until they become exasperated and sometimes paranoid laments. Buzz fears that his colleague's fears may jeopardize not only the whole operation, but also and above all his own safety. Therefore, he tries to make Neil feel confident, forcing him to repeat the lines from the script, stimulating him to find a decisive acting interpretation key, in order to overcome his doubts and his own uncertainties.
A few minutes from the beginning of the shoot, in an environment that the two characters will never abandon throughout the entire story, the light skips, due to a short circuit caused by the approach of the two moths to one of the lamps of the room. The darkness soon turns into a light and very light, a metaphysical and unreal dimension capable of accompanying the two characters in another, far away space. On the helmets and on the space suits of both, the lights of the sun, the moon and the earth seen from space begin to reflect. The two take their first steps in this visionary scenario, leaving the footprints of their boots on a ground made of gray dust.
with DAVID MENKIN and DAVID CALLAHAN
From a Story by // MARCO PELLEGRINO
Written and Directed // LUCA JANKOVIC, MARCO PELLEGRINO
Story Editor // PETER FLOOD
Producer // LUCA JANKOVIC, GIADA MAZZOLENI
MARCO PELLEGRINO, DANIELE BOLCATO
Photography // ALESSANDRO DOMINICI A.I.C.
Executive producer // GHILA VALABREGA
First AD // GIACOMO PELLEGRINI
Sound // DUCCIO SERVI
Editing // ALESSANDRO ALLIAUDI
Original Music // MARCO PELLEGRINO
Visual Concept // MATTEO CHEMEL
Set decorator // SILVIA CREMASCHI
Costumes // FABIO FILIGI - 2F CINERENT
Costumes advice // SARA GOMARASCA
Hair and Make up // FRANCESCA RIVA
Ass. Producer // FEDERICO BRUKNER, GIULIA SAROGLIA
Actors Sparring Partner // ANDREA MAFFEI
Steadicam Operator // STEFANO BELLA
Camera Operator // STEFANO RAVASIO
Ass. Camera // ANDREA SPINA, GABRIEL REYAS, ISMAEL JAI MOUHSSINE
Focus Puller // LORIS GALLETTA
Gaffer // ALESSANDRO BELLA, MARCO SBARRA
VFX // ALFREDO MENONI
Color // ORASH RAHNEMA
Backstage Photos // MORENA BRAMBILLA, FEDERICO BRUCKNER
a BOX VISION and PAGURO FILM production
in collaboration with ANANIM PRODUCTION and OVERCLOCK
Festival Distribution by PREMIERE FILM