Bismillah

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Synopsis

English

Samira, a 10-year-old Tunisian girl, lives illegally with her teenage brother and father in Italy. One night she finds herself alone facing a huge problem, one that might be too big for her to handle.

Italiano

Samira è tunisina, ha 10 anni e vive illegalmente in Italia con suo padre e suo fratello che di anni ne ha 17. Una notte si troverà ad affrontare da sola un problema più grande di lei. 

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Alessandro Grande

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

14' 07''

Italy, 2018

Tunisian | Italian

English | Italian

Linda Mresy | Francesco Colella

Belhassen Bouhali | Basma Bouhali

Indaco Film

Calabria Film Commission | Comune di Catanzaro

Alessandro Grande | Luca Marino

Alessandro Grande

Francesco Di Pierro

Filippo Montemurro

Gianluca Sibaldi

Ilaria Sadun

Federica Scipioni
Luca Cafarelli

Filippo Barracco

Ivan Caso

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Selections & Awards

ACCADEMIA DEL CINEMA ITALIANO - PREMI DAVID DI DONATELLO, Roma (ITALY)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

BISFF - BUSAN INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Busan (SOUTH KOREA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

FLICKER'S RHODE ISLAND INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Newport (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Bristol (UK)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

TIRANA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Tirana (ALBANIA) 

OSCAR® qualifying festival

NASTRI D'ARGENTO, (ITALY)

INT. FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, Rotterdam (NETHERLANDS)

EFA qualifying festival

 

GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL, Giffoni Valle Piana (ITALY)

Winner of AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

SHORTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL - MAREMETRAGGIO, Trieste (ITALY)

TIFF KIDS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Toronto (CANADA)

BUFF INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Malmö (SWEDEN)

CORTINAMETRAGGIO, Trieste (ITALY)

Winner of ABSOLUTE BEST SHORT FILM FICE-ANEC, AUGUSTUS COLOR AWARD & SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE MUSIC 

ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL, Ischia (ITALY)

ITALIAN FILM & ART FESTIVAL, Seoul (SOUTH KOREA)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL DO CINEMA ITALIANO - LISBONA, Lisbon (PORTUGAL)

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA EUROPEO, Lecce (ITALY)

FESTIVAL DE CINE ITALIANO DE MADRID, Madrid (SPAIN)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

FIGARI FILM FEST, Golfo Aranci / Olbia (ITALY)

KAZAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL OF MUSLIM CINEMA, Kazan (RUSSIA)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

PORTO7 - OPORTO INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Porto (PORTUGAL)

MAGNA GRAECIA FILM FESTIVAL, Catanzaro (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

 

SEDICICORTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Forlì (ITALY)

LA CITTÀ INCANTATA FILM FESTIVAL, Rome (ITALY)

Winner of the JURY SPECIAL MENTION

KALAT NISSA FILM FESTIVAL, Caltanissetta (ITALY)

MOVIEVALLEY BAZZACINEMA, Bologna (ITALY)

CORTI DA SOGNI ANTONIO RICCI, Ravenna (ITALY)

CORTI IN OPERA, Lucera (ITALY)

Winner of BEST DIRECTOR

FORMIA FILM FESTIVAL, Formia (ITALY)

SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE, Fasano (ITALY)

BAFF SHORT CUTS, Busto Arsizio (ITALY)

CINESTESIA LEGNANO, Legnano  (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

CAPODARCO L'ALTRO FESTIVAL - PREMIO L'ANELLO DEBOLE, Capodarco di Fermo (ITALY)

POP CORN FESTIVAL DEL CORTO, Porto S. Stefano (ITALY)

FABRIANO FILM FEST, Fabriano (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Linda Mresy)

SKEPTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Cagliari (ITALY)

LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL, Lublin (POLAND)

 

CISTERNA FILM FESTIVAL, Cisterna di Latina (ITALY)

MALESCORTO, Malesco (ITALY)

EDU SHORT MOVIE, Montefiascone (ITALY)

FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Firenze (ITALY)

RASSEGNA "IL GRIDO", Bruxelles (BELGIUM)

EDERA FILM FESTIVAL, Treviso (ITALY)

FMK - INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Pordenone (ITALY)

ORTIGIA FILM FESTIVAL, Ortigia (ITALY)

NEBRODI FILM FEST, Tindari - Patti - Gioiosa Marea (ITALY)

CLOROFILLA FILM FESTIVAL / MAGNA GRAECIA FILM FESTIVAL, Grosseto - Catanzaro (ITALY)

BUDDHA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Pune (INDIA)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL BANGKOK, Bangkok (THAILAND)

INVENTA UN FILM, Lenola (ITALY)

PERIFERIA DELL'IMPERO FILM FESTIVAL, Sessa Aurunca (ITALY)

FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL, Firenze (ITALY)

MALTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, (MALTA)

Winner of BEST CHILD PERFORMANCE (Linda Mresy)

ROLAN INT. FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH, Yerevan (ARMENIA)

MOLISECINEMA FILM FESTIVAL, Casacalenda (ITALY)

LAMPEDUSA CINEMA - RASSEGNA VENTO DEL NORD, Lampedusa (ITALY)

CORTO E CULTURA FILM FESTIVAL, Manfredonia (ITALY)

CORTI IN CORTILE, Catania (ITALY)

VISIONI CORTE, Minturno (ITALY)

ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL, Francavilla al Mare (ITALY)

VALDARNO CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL, S. Giovanni Valdarno (ITALY)

MILITELLO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Militello (ITALY)

DIGITALI E SOLIDALI, Castiglione del Lago (ITALY)

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA POVERO, Ispra (ITALY)

CAPE TOWN INT. FILM MARKET & FESTIVAL, Capetown (SOUTH AFRICA)

CINEKID SCEENING CLUB, Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS)

CATHOLIC FILM FESTIVAL, Seoul (SOUTH KOREA)

KINOFILM, MANCHESTER INT. SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Manchester (UK)

 

PICKURFLICK INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, Gurgaon (INDIA)

ORVIETO CINEMA FEST, Orvieto (ITALY)

FIATICORTI FILM FESTIVAL, Treviso (ITALY)

SULMONA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Sulmona (ITALY)

METRICAMENTE CORTO, Trebaseleghe (ITALY)

Winner of BST SHORT FILM & BEST ACTRESS (Linda Mresy)

REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL, Reggio Emilia (ITALY)

REALE FILM FESTIVAL, Cinisello Balsamo (ITALY)

PASSAGGI D'AUTORE, Sant'Antioco (ITALY)

AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL, Rimini (ITALY)

AS FILM FESTIVAL, Rome (ITALY)

ROSHD INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Tehran (IRAN)

MESTRE FILM FESTIVAL, Mestre (ITALY)

SIFFCY - SMILE INT. FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH, New Delhi (INDIA)

SOUQ FILM FESTIVAL, Milano (ITALY)

MYART FILM FESTIVAL, Cosenza (ITALY)

CORTO VILLESE, Villa di Serio (ITALY)

SALUS CINEFESTIVAL, Caltanissetta (ITALY)

SARNO FILM FESTIVAL, Sarno (ITALY)

ALESSANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL, Alessandria (ITALY)

FESTIVAL CINEMA AFRICANO, ASIA E AMERICA LATINA, Milano (ITALY)

Alessandro Grande

 

Biography

English

Alessandro Grande, born in Catanzaro in 1983, is an Italian director and screenwriter who is always close to social issues. Graduated in History, Science and Techniques of Performing Arts, in 2010 he made "In my prison", short film that got over 100 selections in the world and 40 awards, including the Amnesty International Award and the Fandango Award. In 2013 he made "Margerita" with Moni Ovadia, Francesca Valtorta and a group of non-professionals Roma gypsies. The short film, which deals with the delicate issue of integration, was presented at Giffoni Film Festival and entered the final five of the Nastri d'Argento, winning 80 awards in the world including Best Film at Ischia Film Festival and Best Director at Cyprus Int. Film Festival. It is currently broadcast on Studio Universal channel. Alessandro also works as an author for Rai, Mediaset and Sky television programs. His latest short film, "Bismillah", is the winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film, the most important Italian prize.

Italiano

Alessandro Grande, nato a Catanzaro nel 1983, è un regista e sceneggiatore italiano da sempre vicino alle tematiche sociali. Laureato in Storia, Scienze e Tecniche dello Spettacolo, nel 2010 realizza "In my prison", cortometraggio che ottiene oltre 100 selezioni nel mondo e 40 premi, tra cui il Premio Amnesty International e il Premio Fandango. Nel 2013 realizza "Margerita" con Moni Ovadia, Francesca Valtorta e un gruppo di rom non professionisti. Il cortometraggio, che affronta la delicata questione dell'integrazione, è stato presentato al Giffoni Film Festival ed è entrato nella cinquina finale dei Nastri d'Argento, vincendo circa 80 premi nel mondo tra cui Miglior Film all'Ischia Film Festival e Miglior Regia al Ciprus Int. Film Festival. Attualmente è trasmesso sul canale Studio Universal. Alessandro lavora inoltre come autore per programmi televisivi Rai, Mediaset e Sky. Il suo ultimo cortometraggio, "Bismillah", è vincitore del David di Donatello 2018 per il Miglior Cortometraggio, il più importante riconoscimento italiano.

Filmography

BISMILLAH

(2018 | short film)

David di Donatello (Oscar)

Busan Int. Short Film Festival (Oscar)

Nastri d'Argento

MARGERITA

(2013 | short film)

Giffoni Film Festival​

Nastri d'Argento

IN MY PRISON

(2010 | short film)

Roma Fiction Fest

Roma Creative Contest

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