Websters Theatre | 1 October 2017 | 7:30 pm
Vergot (+ Forest of echoes)
Directed by Cecilia Bozza
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
Italy | 2016 | 60′
Two brothers, an exuberant father and an invisible mother. A family of farmers from an Alpine valley where life is rude, as well as manners.
The younger son, Gim, is discovering his homosexuality, but the world around him, especially his father, just can’t accept that. So the elder son Alex is stuck in the middle, on one hand encouraging Gim to overcome all his fears, on the other trying to continue the tradition of the fathers. In such an exasperated context is hard to recognize the love hidden behind. Will they be able to keep on living together?
Dircetor’s Bio: Cecilia Bozza Wolf was born in 1989 in Trento (Italy). In 2012 she graduated in Art, Music and Drama, at the University of Padua and wrote her degree thesis on Federico Fellini, entitled “Il Dolce Mezzo”. In particular, it is based on the films “La Dolce Vita” and “81/2”. It was published by the foundation Federico Fellini located in Rimini.
She is currently doing a Master degree in Drama, Film and New Media at the University of Padua where, from 2011 to 2013, she worked as a camera operator for some local companies and the private network TV200. In the same period she produced two short institutional videos in collaboration with the Municipality of Padua and worked as a cinematographer on a documentary about John Strasberg and his training method for actors.
Since 2013 she has been working on “Hard Rock Mountain”, a project for a documentary about young mountain rock bands in northern Italy.
In January 2014 she was commenced by ZeLIG, a documentary, television and new media school in Bolzano, where she is expecting to graduate in 2016.
Over this period of time she did an internship in the directing department of the film “Mountain” by Amir Naderi.
Forest of echoes by Luz Olivares Capelle | Austria | 30′ | A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon. On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. Games, lies and rituals unfolding into a circular time in which death loses its ultimacy. What is real and what is a mirage? Who is dreaming and who is being dreamed?