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18TH FILM PROGRAMME

MOTHER

Fiction
Italy , 2020, 20'
Director: Antonio Costa
Producer: Antonio Tozzi, YANEZ FILM SRL

Synopsis: The young Plazen (“fire”) is taking care of John, who is very ill. They both live in an old farmhouse and have a brown cow. John asks Plazen to kill him in order to end his suffering, but the boy, scared, tries to find a way to make him feel better: he “dresses” the cow, that John usually sees from his window, in some Christmas lights. The cow’s point of view, in this suspended and ambiguous dimension, will in this way incarnate the complexity of moral dilemma and the authoritarian fascination of the mother’s womb.

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Director: Antonio Costa
Antonio Costa was born in Palermo in 1986. After graduating in Philosophy of Language, he moved to Rome where he graduated in film direction at the Cinecittà Studios. He has written and directed several short films, which have been presented in Italian and international festivals, through which he has explored his own formal research and development path. Director of numerous commercials, he also collaborates with Rai 1 as an author. He has written about cinema and philosophy in magazines dedicated to the sector.


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