Giulia is taking piano lessons for an important concert, her debut with Ludwig Van Beethoven’s «Moonlight Sonata» no.14. Her days are punctuated by meticulous exercise, manic routine and a constant pressure, embodied and strengthened by her teacher and mentor, who encourages Giulia to give her best with constancy and dedication, to commit more and more, emphasizing her imperfections, staying faithful with his strict teaching method. Such a fight against the slightest flaw of execution shows on the one hand an extraordinary strength of mind of Giulia, motivated by her own attachment to music, and on the other hand reveals a fragility that leads her to feel bad and to hide, not to live fully. Because Giulia in her heart desires to sing, but she preys on the shyness of her fails to unlock. A path that passes from her discomfort thinking to be evaluated by the Master only “on the surface”, by the tiring psycho-emotional impact, to the need to bring out one’s voice as an authentic mirror of being. She succeeds in this enterprise thanks to that gruff and aggressive teacher, who however manages to read the desire hidden in her.
Italy 2020 – Fiction – DCP/Digital 4K – 2.39 – Dolby 5.1 – Ita – 15’00” • written and directed by Paolo Santamaria • screenplay Gabriele Sabatino Nardis • director of photography Matteo Rea • production designer Alessandra Bisegna • film editor Marco Camilli • music supervisor Luna Costantini • executive production The Factory • assistant director Marco Anselmi • general organization Chiara Budano • production assistant Tania Gualeni • production runner Pierfrancesco Murzilli • camera operator Matteo Rea • 1st assistant camera Marco Camilli • 2nd assistant camera Gianfranco Fortuna • gaffer and grips Luca Eleuteri • sound manager Dario Rosignoli • costume artist Gianpaolo Calabrese • key makeup artist/hair stylist Sara Di Marco • digital imaging technician Amedeo Lanza • assistant editor Marco Anselmi • digital intermediate Artificio Post • digital colorist Leonardo Siniscalco • visual effects The Factory • vfx artist Andrea Di Berardino • piano performer Kaori Matsui • music editor Dario Rosignoli • post production sound services Lightcut Film • re-recording mixer Alberto Bernardi • sound editor Filippo Barracco • backstage Marco Di Giustino • english sub David White • end titles Emanuele Cerratti • trailer Luigi Cuomo • executive production by The Factory • organization Noesis • distributed by Red Couch Pictures ⓒ ABBVIE 2020