500 calories

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A human being needs at least 1200 calories a day to live. A woman in the middle of an existential crisis confronts her ballet teacher who had forced her, at the age of 13, to restrict her diet to 500 calories a day.

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Un essere umano per vivere ha bisogno di almeno 1200 calorie al giorno. Una donna nel mezzo di una crisi esistenziale si confronta con la sua insegnante di danza che l'aveva costretta, all'età di 13 anni, a limitare la sua dieta a 500 calorie al giorno.

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Cristina Spina

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

17' 20''

Italy | USA

2020

English

Italian | French | Spanish

Kathleen Chalfant | Yvonne Woods

Via 73 films  | Trullove Cinema

Olivia Serafini-Sauli

Zen Movie

Cristina Spina

Teodoro Maniaci

Stefano Mariotti | Cristina Spina

Rossano Baldini

Rosa Spina

Rosa Spina

Brion Snyder

Marta Billingsley

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ALICE NELLA CITTÀ, Rome (ITALY)

 

Cristina Spina

Biography

English

Cristina Spina is an Italian actor, writer and director based in New York City. She started her career as a dancer and actor in Rome, working with top Italian Theater directors, such as Luca Ronconi, Massimo Castri and Carlo Cecchi. Cristina made her American debut when she was chosen by choreographer and director Martha Clarke for a lead role in the play Kaos by Frank Pugliese at the New York Theatre Workshop. In 2013, she studied at NYU Tisch School in their film program’s Sight & Sound Course. She was assistant director on Bette Gordon’s film “The drowning”. For “House of cards”, season 6, she shadowed the director Alik Sakharov. And for “City on a hill”, season 2, she shadowed the director Hagar Ben Hasher. In 2016, she directed her debut short film “So Be It”, which won Best Short Film at the Rome Independent Film Festival. She then wrote and directed “500 Calories” (2020), and she is now developing her first feature film, “Rose is a Rose”.

Italiano

Cristina Spina è un'attrice, scrittrice e regista italiana residente a New York. Inizia la sua carriera a Roma come ballerina e attrice, lavorando con i più importanti registi teatrali italiani, come Luca Ronconi, Massimo Castri e Carlo Cecchi. Cristina debutta in America quando viene scelta dalla coreografa e regista Martha Clarke per un ruolo da protagonista nello spettacolo Kaos di Frank Pugliese al New York Theatre Workshop. Nel 2013, studia alla NYU Tisch School nel corso cinematografico Sight & Sound. È assistente alla regia nel film di Bette Gordon "The drowning". Per "House of Cards", stagione 6, segue il regista Alik Sakharov. E per “City on a hill”, stagione 2, segue il regista Hagar Ben Hasher. Nel 2016 dirige il suo cortometraggio d'esordio “Così sia”, vincitore del premio Miglior Cortometraggio al Rome Independent Film Festival. In seguito scrive e dirige “500 Calories” (2020), e ora sta sviluppando il suo primo lungometraggio, “Rose is a Rose”.

Filmography

500 CALORIES

(2020 | short film)

COSÌ SIA

(SO BE IT)

(2016 | short film)

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