by Redazione Ennesimo Film Festival
Technical jury of the second edition of the Ennesimo Film Festival assigned most important prize to Gianluca Santoni’ s Gionantan con la G movie. Jury member’s choices give values to the young Italian director.
A film on a very complex and delicate theme with a remarkable dramatic depth and strong originality. A short film of considerable screenplay, made even deeper by the actors’ excellent performance, perfectly guided by a director who was able to manage the language of this short in an outstanding way, employing a fascinating photography and a well-measured editing. Although the environment of suburbs may call other contemporary work to mind, young Gianluca Santoni (1991) is already showing a personal touch as well as a noteworthy talent.
Circolo Culturale Artemisia rewarded Valerie le Roy ‘s short Le Grand Bain for this reason
The figure of the woman, depressed because of her divorce, unemployed and without a purpose, manages to find rebirth through the invention of a job bordering on delusion. This rebirth, beside her, also involves a small French community, whose members, taking part in swimming courses without water, re-ignite their wish to be together during more and more crowded swimming classes, as well as their desire for laughing. This rebirth even allows her to reconnect with her mother and, maybe, to find love.