The Maltese fighter

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Synopsis

English

In a time when Malta’s political violence was at its peak, Carmelo, a struggling single father and boxer from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he tries to provide for his only son Giuseppi.

Italiano

In un periodo in cui la violenza politica di Malta era al suo apice, Carmelo, un pugile padre single in difficoltà di La Valletta, è costretto ad entrare in un corrotto mondo della malavita mentre cerca di provvedere al suo unico figlio Giuseppi.

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Arev Manoukian

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

19' 11''

Malta, 2015

Maltese

English | Italian

Malcolm Ellul | Nico Fenech

Maltafilm | Spy Films

Joshua Cassar Gaspar | Carlo Trulli

Monika Maslowska | Arev Manoukian

Matthew Taylor

Will Cyr

Samuel Bisson

Shamison Busuttil | Xuria Cristobal

Alison Clare Coats

Aleksandar Bundalo

Will Cyr

Ian Boddy for Pirate Toronto

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Selections & Awards

IN THE PALACE INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Sofia (BULGARIA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ASFF - AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, York (UK)

BAFTA recognized festival

EUFF - EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL IN BEIJING, Beijing (CHINA)

 

BUSHO - BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Budapest (HUNGARY)

VALLETTA FILM FESTIVAL, Valletta (MALTA)

 

GOLDEN KNIGHT – MALTA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, La Valletta (MALTA)

Winner of the GOLDEN KNIGHT FOR BEST SHORT FILM 

 

GRAND OFF, Warsaw (POLAND)

Winner of BEST ACTOR (Malcolm Ellul)

 

LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL, Lublin (POLAND)

AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL, Rimini (ITALY)

THE QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL, Verna (BULGARIA)

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

INT. SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Dhaka (BANGLADESH)

FORMIA FILM FESTIVAL, Formia (ITALY)

Winner of BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN & BEST ACTOR (Malcolm Ellul)

MALTA CINE CIRCLE, (MALTA) 

Winner of BEST PRODUCTION

SANTA MARINELLA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, S. Marinella (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM - APOLLO D'ORO AWARD

CORTO E CULTURA FILM FESTIVAL, Manfredonia (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

ARIANO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Ariano Irpino (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

INVENTA UN FILM, Lenola (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ACTOR (Malcolm Ellul)

SCHERMI IRREGOLARI, Bagno a Ripoli (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

PAPHOS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Paphos (CYPRUS)

CIVITANOVA FILM FESTIVAL, Civitanova Marche (ITALY)

MYART FILM FESTIVAL, Cosenza (ITALY) - Out of Competition

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

CORTI E SENZA FISSA DIMORA, Potenza (ITALY)

ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM, Apchat / Issoire (FRANCE)

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA DI FRONTIERA MARZAMEMI, Marzamemi (ITALY)

MAAZZENI FILM FESTIVAL, Catania (ITALY)

CINEMADAMARE, various locations (ITALY)

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

OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT, Weiterstadt (GERMANY)

ROSHD INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Tehran (IRAN)

 

Arev Manoukian

Biography

English

Arev Manoukian is a Canadian director, who became famous around the world for the huge success of his short film "Nuit Blanche", widely considered as a masterpiece of hyperrealistic special effects. The film won the Grand Prize at the LG Film Festival and the coveted Golden Nica at Prix Ars in Europe. It has been highlighted in magazines such as Wired, Creativity, Shots, Motionographer and Stash Magazine. It has also been featured at an exhibition at the MMOMA. Since then, Arev, hailing from the same production company as Neil Blomkamp ("District 9"), and represented by WME, has gone on to direct commercials for Sony, Nokia, 20th Century Fox, Cineplex Cinemas and a music video for six-time Grammy Award winning artist Skrillex. In 2015 he made "The Maltese Fighter", selected - among others - at Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying festival).

Italiano

Arev Manoukian è un regista canadese, divenuto celebre in tutto il mondo per l'enorme successo del suo cortometraggio "Nuit Blanche", considerato da tutti un vero capolavoro degli effetti speciali iperrealistici. Il film vince il Gran Premio all'LG Film Festival e l'ambito Golden Nica al Prix Ars in Europa. È stato evidenziato in riviste come Wired, Creativity, Shots, Motionographer e Stash Magazine. È stato anche presentato in una mostra al MMOMA. Da allora, Arev, originario della stessa casa di produzione di Neil Blomkamp ("District 9"), e rappresentato da WME, ha continuato a dirigere spot pubblicitari per Sony, Nokia, 20th Century Fox, Cineplex Cinemas e un video musicale per l'artista Skrillex, sei volte vincitore del Grammy Award. Nel 2015 realizza "The Maltese Fighter", selezionato - tra gli altri - all'Aesthetica Short Film Festival (festival che qualifica per i BAFTA).

Filmography

THE MALTESE FIGHTER

(2015 | short film)

ASFF Aesthetica Short Film Festival

NUIT BLANCHE

(2009 | short film)

LG Film Festival

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