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Tempi Morti

Dead Times

glocal film festival, shortsfit distribucion

ITALY, ESTONIA / 15 MIN. / 2020 / FICTION / DCP 2K / 2.00:1 / STEREO /COLOR

Subtitles available: English, Italian, Spanish
Dead Times is based on a true story. A widow finds two tombs for her husband. A mystery that can only be solved by a shrewd professor and by two gravediggers. What they find will open the doors to a forgotten past. The IMI were a unique case in history: more than 650,000 Italian Anti-Fascists that, for various reasons, after September 8th 1943, were imprisoned in German, Polish and Greek camps.  Can a person, or a State, consider itself adult if it has chosen to forget rather than to face its past?
Tempi Morti è basato su una storia vera. Una vedova trova due tombe di suo marito. Un mistero che può essere risolto solo da un sagace professore e da due improbabili becchini. Ciò che scopriranno aprirà le porte a un passato dimenticato. L’IMI furono un caso unico nella storia: oltre 650.000 antifascisti italiani che, per vari motivi, dopo l’8 settembre 1943, furono imprigionati nei campi tedeschi, polacchi e greci. Può una persona o uno Stato considerarsi adulto se ha scelto di dimenticare piuttosto che affrontare il suo passato?

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Festivals & Awards

  • Storia in Corto (Italy, 2020)
  • Asti Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • Castelli Romani Film Festival Internazionale (Italy, 2020)
  • Corto Weekend (Italy, 2020) – winner Audience Award
  • Montelupo Fiorentino Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • Glocal Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Vittoria Peace Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Festival Tulipani di Seta Nera (Italy, 2021)
  • Vittoria Peace Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Sezze Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • La Spezia Short Film Awards (Italy, 2021) – winner Best Director
  • Globo d’Oro (Italy, 2021) – Finalist
  • Veterans Film Festival (Australia, 2020)
  • Dhakar International Film Festival (Bangladesh, 2021)
  • One Country One Film Festival (France, 2021)
  • Pàpa International History Film Festival (Hungary, 2020)
  • Cabriolet Film Festival (Lebanon, 2021)

Reviews and Interviews

  • ‘Quelle due tombe di un uomo nel cimitero di Tempi morti’ by La Stampa
  • “Tempi morti”, il corto girato ad Avigliana promosso nell’ambito del 25 Aprile by Torino Today
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cast

Anna Bonasso, Roberto Accornero, Lorenzo Demaria, Jurij Ferrini, Andrea Nicolini, Paola D'Acquila, Gabriele Bocchio, Michela di Martino

written by

Gabriele Monaco, Damiano Monaco, Lucio Lionello, Simone Gigiaro

directed by

Damiano Monaco, Lucio Lionello

production company

H12 Film, Ouvert, Infrared Film

cinematographer

Francesco Crivaro

art director

Isabella Bruschi

film editor

Damiano Monaco, Lucio Lionello

sound designer

Mirko Guerra

music

Andrea Cremisi, Daniel Cremisi

storyboard

Lisa Stefani & Gabriele Salvo Buzzanca

graphic design

Chiara Fucà

distribution & world sales

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Damiano Monaco's bio

Damiano Monaco, born in Turin (Italy), on January 31st 1986. I obtained a BA in Digital & Virtual Design from the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin, Italy, with honours. I am co-founder of H12 FILM, film production company. I am the producer of all the works realized by H12 FILM since 2007, shorts and documentaries. I have directed several documentaries and the fictional short movie “Tempi Morti”.

Lucio Lionello's bio

Lucio Lionello, born in Turin (italy) on Oct. 12th,1964. In 1991 he graduated at Turin Department of Humanities in Film Studies: History and Criticism. In between 1988 and 1996 he collaborates as film co-director with Alessandro Tannoia with whom he realizes several short films presented at the most important Italian and European film festivals. During this period of time he exhibits ten different short films at the Turin Film Festival. In 1991 he won with the short film, Where Everything Is the 2nd prize Italian shorts at the Turin Film Festival. In 1993 the short film Out Of Here wins the "Italian shorts" at the 50th Exhibition of the Venice Film Festival. ​