2015: 12th edition
september 2 - 12

11/09/2015 h 16:30Pasinetti
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Lux Prize


by Jonas Carpignano
Italy, France, United States, Germany, 2015, 107', color, DCP
First Feature

Jonas Carpignano
Wyatt Garfield
Nico Leunen
Affonso Gonçalves
Sanabel Cherqaoui
Benh Zeitlin
Dan Romer
Damien Tronchot
art direction
Marco Ascanio Viarigi

Koudous Seihon (Ayiva)
Alassane Sy (Abas)

Jon Coplon
Gwyn Sannia
Jason Michael Berman
Chris Columbus
Christoph Daniel
Andrew Kortschak
John Lesher
Ryan Lough
Justin Nappi
Alain Peyrollaz
Marc Schmidheiny
Victor Shapiro
Ryan Zacarias
Mediterranea Film
Good Films, DCM Productions
Good Lap Production, Audax Films
Court 13 Pictures, Grisbi Productions
Nomadic Independence Pictures
TideRock Media, Treehouse Pictures

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Ayiva has left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. Once in Italy, Ayiva adapts to life in his new country, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous.
"The sea crossing was the hardest thing to shoot. In this film I always stuck to one point of view, which means that if you're on that boat, you can't see the wave coming from three kilometers away that's going to wipe you out. Naturally, we couldn't do something like Life of Pi, but we had to convey the terrifying experience of being on that boat in the dark, so we found a way to set up such a situation and used special effects for the storm." [Jonas Carpignano, in an interview with Michela Greco in Cinecittà News]

JONAS CARPIGNANO's short films have been screened at film festivals around the world, starting with A Chjàna, which won the Controcampo award for Best Short Film at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011 and received a Special Mention at the Silver Ribbon Awards. His latest short film, A Ciambra, featured in the Official Selection of the 53rd Critics' Week at Cannes, where it won the Discovery Award. Carpignano returned to the Critics' Week this year, with his debut feature film, Mediterranea. In 2012, he was named one of the top 25 new faces in independent film by Filmmaker Magazine.

2015 Mediterranea
2014 A Ciambra (short, Young Lions of Gypsy)
2011 A Chjàna (short, The Plain)
2011 Bayou Black (short)
2010 Resurrection Man (short)
2006 La casa d'argento Bava (short)



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